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The quality of aquatic and marine environments can be monitored by the determination of pollutants in organisms living in these environment. In order to ensure a constant level of quality and to verify the correct application of standardized methods certified reference materials (CRM) and well organized proficiency tests are powerful means. The preparation of suitable materials for those purposes is very time consuming and requires a certain experience concerning the selection and the treatment of the materials. This paper describes the preparation of a tuna fish and a mussel tissue proficiency testing material which will be used for some interlaboratory exercises on the different types of arsenic and mercury species in marine food. Target values for the total content of both elements were determined and some other trace elements were analysed. The report contains all details of the results and the methods used.

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Authors: GAWLIK B, JRC Ispra (IT);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);DRUGES M, SGS Thomson Microelectronics, Crolles (FR);BIANCHI M, ECOCONSULT, Gavirate (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16450 EN (1996) 33pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
Record Number: 199611444 / Last updated on: 1996-12-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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