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The BCR programme on environmental analysis covers a vast area of matrices, determinants and concentrations. In recent years many certifications of trace elements such as Hg, As, Pb, Zn etc. have been concluded. The programme has been enlarged with organic pollutants in various matrices, of which the measurement of chlorinated compounds (biphenyls, dibenzofuranes and pesticides) is most advanced. CBs have been certified in fish oils and sewage sludge and the "dirty" CDDs and CDFs will be certified in 1990, in an incinerator fly ash. More emphasis has been given recently to speciation of trace metals in environmental matrices. A lot of work is being done to solve problems in monitoring occupational air. A short description of recent achievements is given, together with a survey of various on-going projects. Examples of the care and methodological improvement necessary for certification are also given.

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Authors: GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 338 (1990) pp. 486-488
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