Safe Handling of Chemical Toxicants and Control of Interferences in Human Tissue Analysis for Dioxins and Furans

Louis R. Alexander, Donald George Jr Patterson, Gary L. Myers, James S. Holler

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The development of a comprehensive analytical program in ultratrace analyses of toxic substances requires a facility specifically devoted to synthesis activities and for making analytical standards. The development of adequate operational procedures for such a facility is described. Environmental monitoring is a key activity in protecting the laboratory worker and the analytical integrity of ongoing studies. A wipe test procedure is described that provides the information needed to pinpoint sources of contamination. Examples of operational problems and remedial actions are described for the development of a parts per trillion dioxin analytical method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-730
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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