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This report describes the preparation, homogeneity studies and certification of a series of two paint reference materials which have been produced in support of the EU Toy Safety Directive. The reference materials have been certified for levels of toxic element migration using the method specified in in European Standard EN71-3:1994. As such, the certified values, indicative values and range data quoted for the reference materials in this report are method specific and relate only to European Standard EN71-3:1994. The report summarizes the analytical work carried out and gives a description of the analytical methods used to measure As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb and Se, the 8 toxic elements specified in European Standard EN71-3:1994, in the sample extracts. Descriptions of the reference materials, certified values together with their associated uncertainties or range of laboratory means as appropriate are given in the report. The report also describes the preparation of a reference material and gives its assigned values for As, Ba, Cd, and Se. the Hg content could not be certified in any of the reference materials, owing to a high dispersion results.

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Authors: ROPER P, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Middlesex (GB);WALKER R, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, Middlesex (GB);QUEVAUVILLER P, EC Standards and Testing Programme, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18593 EN, (1999) 63pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6753-6
Record Number: 199910946 / Last updated on: 1999-07-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en