Interlaboratory quality assessment of levels of PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in human milk and blood plasma : fourth round of WHO-coordinated study
AbstractThe WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) and the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Bilthoven Division have coordinated a comprehensive programme on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) with the aim of assessing the possible adverse health risks of these compounds, and controlling and preventing environmental exposure. To ensure the reliability of the exposure data and to improve comparability of analytical results from different laboratories, EURO has coordinated a number of inter-laboratory quality assessment studies. The fourth round of these studies on levels of PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in human milk and blood was conducted between February 1996 and April 1997 with the participation of 24 laboratories. The objectives were to identify laboratories, whose results can be accepted by WHO for exposure assessment studies, and to encourage laboratories to develop and improve their methodologies and to develop an international network for analytical service and expert advice. This report presents the results of this study and a list of accepted laboratories for each of the studied compounds
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe & WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (Bilthoven). (2000). Interlaboratory quality assessment of levels of PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in human milk and blood plasma : fourth round of WHO-coordinated study. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108340
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