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The concern for the control of toxic chemical forms of elements in the environment is reflected by an increasing number of analyses performed by research and routine laboratories. The Standards, Measurements and Testing Programme (formerly BCR) of the European Commission has started a series of projects for the improvement of speciation analysis in environmental matrics, the final aim of which being the production of a variety of environmental certified reference materials (CRM). The existing European union legislation involving chemical forms of elements is presented, the requirements for the preparation of CRMs for speciation analysis are discussed and an update of the most recent CRMs produced within the Standards, Measurements and Testing Programmes (SM&T) is given.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Fresenius J Anal Chem, Vol. 354 (1996) pp. 515-520
Record Number: 199610701 / Last updated on: 1996-06-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en