Marchwood Scientific Services

Marchwood Scientific Services

Dioxins Analysis


Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (dioxins and furans) are a family of over 200 chlorinated organic compounds. Dioxins are ubiquitous in the environment at very low levels, and reach humans by intake in food, inhalation and absorption through the skin. It is generally accepted that even in minute amounts these chemicals may cause cancer and birth defects. Dioxins and furans appear as by-products of some chemical processes and from inefficient combustion. Low human exposure guide lines necessitate the use of high resolution GC/MS for the analysis of these compounds. At MSS dioxin analysis is performed using High Resolution Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry GC/MS using United States Environmental Protection Agency Methodologies. Our analytical equipment is the most advanced available.

We are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service ( UKAS ) for the analysis of dioxins in the following media:

  • Ash
  • Air
  • Chemicals
  • Dust
  • Effluent
  • Foliage
  • Food  
  • Paper
  • Polyurethane Filters
  • Sludge
  • Soils

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