From LECO Corporation
Dioxin analysis in a regulated fashion requires conformity to
the specifications of EPA Method 1613b1. Adherence to the
mass spectral performance criterion using the Pegasus®
GC-HRT permits a comprehensive analysis of samples2.
Aside from dioxins, environmental samples may contain
other classes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which
may include polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),
halogenated PAHs, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),
polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and new
hazardous compounds resulting from industry attempts to
stay ahead of regulation. Although not specifically controlled
for through methods, these compounds can also be toxic
and may be present at higher levels than the target dioxins.
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