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Assessing inter-laboratory comparability and limits of determination for the analysis of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes in whole Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM).
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2011 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 85, no 8, 1241-1247 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes (cVMS) are high volume production chemicals used in a wide range of industrial and consumer products. Three cVMS compounds (D4, D5, and D6) have and are undergoing environmental risk evaluations in several countries and have been proposed for legal regulation in Canada. As interest in monitoring concentrations of these chemicals in the environment increase, there is a need to evaluate the analytical procedures for cVMS in biological matrices in order to assess the quality of data produced. The purpose of this study was to determine laboratory testing performance for measuring residues of D4, D5, and D6 in a standard set of fish homogenate samples and to estimate limits of determination for each substance. The samples sent to each laboratory consisted of homogenized whole body tissues of hatchery raised rainbow trout which were fed food fortified with D4, D5, and D6 (dosed) and trout that were fed standard food rations (control). The participants analyzed each sample using their analytical method of choice using their own standards and procedures for quantification and quality control. With a few exceptions, participating laboratories generated comparable results for D4, D5, and D6 in both the dosed and control samples having z-scores between 2 and -2. Method detection limits for the whole fish matrix were on average 2.4 ng g(-1), ww for D4, 2.3 ng g(-1), ww for D5, and 1.8 ng g(-1), ww for D6.

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2011. Vol. 85, no 8, 1241-1247 p.
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Cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes, Limits of determination, Inter-laboratory comparison, Whole body homogenate, Fish
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-74058DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.07.018ISI: 000298872300005OAI: diva2:506412

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Available from: 2012-02-28 Created: 2012-02-28 Last updated: 2012-10-18Bibliographically approved

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