Pacific Rim Laboratories Inc. (PRL)

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Pacific Rim Laboratories Inc. (PRL) Products

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Analysis

    Much of the testing in our laboratory is governed by the dictates of the Stockholm Convention, which regulates a list of twenty-three Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

  • Dioxin Analysis

    Dioxin Analysis

    Dioxin is a general term that describes a group of 210 chemicals that are highly persistent in the environment. Dioxin is formed as an unintentional bi-product of many industrial processes involving chlorine, such as waste incineration, chemical and pesticide manufacturing, and pulp and paper bleaching.

  • Trace PCB Analysis

    Trace PCB Analysis

    PCBs were manufactured in North America until the mid-70’s. 50-percent of worldwide production at that time was in North America. Add to that the fact that 50-percent of foreign PCB production was imported into North America, and you see how prevalent these toxins are on this continent.

  • Polybromodiphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Analysis

    Polybromodiphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Analysis

    Polybromodiphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) are commonly used flame retardants and are one of the most recent additions to the Stockholm Convention’s POPs list. A relatively new chemical, identification of PBDE’s in environmental samples didn’t occur until the 1990’s. Among the alarming trends, relatively high levels of PBDEs found in breast milk were increasing, with some of the highest levels being found in the Arctic regions (important...

  • Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) Analysis

    Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) Analysis

    Most Organochlorine Pesticides (OCPs) were lauded as great discoveries in their day because they had practical uses that, on face value, seemed to solve pervasive insect problems. However, when a compound is created to eradicate a pest (such as DDT for mosquitoes) it stands to reason that it can also affect humans.