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The EPA has developed and promulgated method 1614, which is capable of determining and quantifying the presence of 49 PBDE compounds in common environmental and food supply matrices. Pace Analytical Services has been performing this method since early 2005 and has current experience in a range of matrices. Method 1614 is based upon the isotope dilution analytical techniques used for dioxin/furan analysis by HRGC/MS—and for the Pace Analytical Minneapolis Laboratory—this is a natural extension of their dioxin experience and expertise. Pace Analytical supports the growing list of toxic, bioaccumulative compounds like PBDEs with significant instrument capacity, an experienced scientific staff, certifications to perform the work and a proven quality assurance program.

  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs)
  • Analysis available for tissue matrix only
  • Ultra low detection limits by HRGC/HRMS