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The inputs of organometallic compounds and other chemical forms of metals in the environment have been of great concern for the past ten years due to their high toxicity. Analytical methods applied to the determination of these chemical species were therefore developed to measure the contamination levels in the environment and it became a matter of urgency to control the validity of these techniques. This paper describes projects organised by the Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) for the improvement of the quality of the analyses of various metallic chemical species in Europe such as methyl-mercury, tributyl-tin and organo-arsenic compounds.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Incontri di Chimica Analitica dell'Ambiente, Rapallo (IT), Oct. 25-27, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 35093 ORA
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