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|Main Title||NIST/NOAA NS and T/EPA EMAP Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Description and Results of 1995 Organic Intercomparison Exercises. National Status and Trends Program for Marine Environmental Quality.|
|Author||Parris, R. M. ; Schantz, M. M. ; Wise, S. A. ;|
|CORP Author||National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD. Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment. ;National Inst. of Standards and Technology (CSTL), Gaithersburg, MD. Analytical Chemistry Div.|
|Additional Subjects||Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Pesticides ; Marine environments ; Water pollution effects ; Congeners ; Contaminants ; Marine fish ; Bioaccumulation ; Animal tissues ; Bottom sediments ; Environmental persistence ; Chemical analysis ; Analytical methods ; Environmental monitoring ; Interlaboratory comparisons ; Quality assurance ; Statistical analysis ; National Status and Trends Program|
In support of marine monitoring measurement programs, NIST, in cooperation with the NOAA National Status and Trends Program (NS&T), and the EPA Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), conducts yearly interlaboratory comparison exercises to provide one mechanism for participating laboratories/monitoring programs to evaluate the quality and comparability of their performance in measuring selected organic contaminantes in environmental samples. In this report, results of the 1995 exercises of the NIST/NOAA NS&T/EPA EMAP Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment are described in which selected polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, chlorinated pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were determined in Fish Homogenate III and Marine Sediment V exercise materials. The analytical methods used by each participating laboratory in this performance-based program are summarized.