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Question: What is the method for determination dioxins in food and diary milk? From: Aming Kardono Nugroho Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grade: undergrad City: Bekasi, State/Prov.: West Java Country: Indonesia Area: Chemistry Message ID Number: 929678020.Ch The main topic in South East right now is the contamination of dioxins in food imported from Europe. We have difficulties in finding the method for determination dioxins in food or diary milk. Would you help me? EPA methods 1613 or 8290 may be used. These methods use high resolution gas chromatograpy/mass spectroscopy. Copies of the methods may be obtained from EPA. http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom/catalog.html http://www.epa.gov/epahome/publications.htm If you know the likely source of the dioxins were PCBs, testing for PCBs (~$50), instead of for dioxin ($1000+) would be cheaper. Good luck Intereestingly, this week, a similar question popped up on Food Safe and the answer: From: Gary Barnes Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 07:19:06 -0500 Subject: Re: Dioxin in foods Marcantonio Frezza wrote: Dear list, I would like to receive general information about official methods to determining dioxin in foods. Dr. P.Analisi Frezza Hello Dr. Frezza, Go here: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/search.html Happy Surfing, Gary Barnes, RS Lincoln County Health Department * To subscribe yourself to this list, send email to email@example.com * with the message text: subscribe foodsafe * * Foodsafe archives are available at: * * http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodborne/foodborn.htm * Carl Custer
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