BROC (Biological Reference Materials for Organic Contaminants)

J. de Boer, S.P.J. van Leeuwen

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The feasibility of the production and certification of four new candidate certified reference materials (CRMs) has been investigated. The following candidate CRMs have been produced: a sterilised fish (flounder) material for organochlorine pesticides (OCPs); a sterilised fish (flounder) material for brominated flame retardants (BFRs); a dried sediment for BFRs and a sterilised shellfish (mussel) material for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).It is recommended to start a project for the actual production of all materials as environmental and food control laboratories badly need CRMs to support the production of high quality data for research, monitoring and legislative purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameReport / RIVO-Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research


  • fish
  • fish products
  • input industries
  • innovations
  • materials
  • reference standards

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