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The Standard – June 2010

CIL is pleased to present the return of "The Standard", our quarterly newsletter, now with an updated electronic look and feel. We hope you enjoy the current news articles, research projects, technology updates, and new product announcements intended to keep environmental analytical laboratories informed.
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EPA Targets Cancer-Causing Contaminants

US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson recently announced plans to strengthen regulations on four known carcinogenic compounds often found in drinking water. With this decision, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide, and epichlorohydrin will face increased scrutiny, and perhaps stricter regulation.

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Stockholm Convention Adds New POPs

In January 2009, the Conference of the Parties (COP), the governing body of the Stockholm Convention, agreed to incorporate nine chemicals into the list of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) as defined by the Convention. In addition, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC), a subsidiary body to the Stockholm Convention, adopted three chemical compounds to be considered for future inclusion as POPs.

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CIL Dioxin and Furan Standards Produced under ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025: to our list of firsts in the field of dioxin and furan reference standards, CIL is pleased to announce the availability of the first dioxin and furan standards manufactured under ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 accreditation. Cerilliant Corporation, CILs longtime collaborator for dioxin and furan standards, has received accreditation under ISO Guide 34 for Reference Material Producers, as well as ISO/IEC 17025 for Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

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Stable Isotope Newsletters | Cambridge Isotope Laboratories
stable isotope, stable isotope labeled compounds, environmental contaminant standards
CIL has been ready to help with the analytical standards critical to the task of defining and resolving any major environmental contamination problems.