Proficiency testing - Dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs

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Here are listed some completed, on-going and/or upcoming proficiency testing schemes concerning PCDD/PCDF congeners and dioxin-like PCBs:

 

-          European Union Reference Laboratory for Dioxins and PCBs in Feed and Food (http://www.crl-dioxin-freiburg.eu/index.html)

-          Interlaboratory comparison (ILC) on the determination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food, organized by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The studies comprise the measurements of dioxins, PCBs, polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in three types of regular food, known to contribute to the intake in the general public. These studies are open for academic, regulatory and commercial laboratories worldwide.

(http://www.fhi.no/eway/default.aspx?pid=240&trg=Main_6664&Main_6664=6898:0:25,7801:1:0:0:::0:0)

-          BIPEA (http://www.bipea.org/fr/content/home-page)

-          QUASIMEME Laboratory Performance Studies (http://www.quasimeme.org/)

-          AGLAE - Association Générale des Laboratoires d'Analyse de l'Environnement (http://www.association-aglae.fr/?lang=en