§ 1. The Department of Public Health is authorized to establish and operate a toxicological
laboratory service for the purpose of testing specimens submitted by coroners, physicians
and law enforcement officers in their efforts to determine whether poisonous, biologically
infectious or radioactive substances have been involved in deaths, accidents, or illness;
providing technical assistance and advice on the safe handling of such specimens;
and for the further purpose of testing samples of water, air, and other substances
to determine the radioactive or chemical ingredients of pollutants or industrial wastes
which are or may be emptied into, or found in the streams, waters and atmosphere of
this State, and for similar purposes.
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