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U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters
( 19.07.2017 )
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control...

Arsenic species in human milk
( 18.07.2017 )
A group of researchers from Austria and Norway have developed methods for arsenic speciation analysis of human milk. Both the aqueous-soluble fraction as well as the lipid fraction was analysed. Inorg...

EVISA proudly welcomes its 10 Millionth User
( 11.07.2017 )
More than 1.37 Million users visited the EVISA web portal during the year 2016 and downloaded more than 10.3 Million pages full of information. Again we were able to increase the interaction with our ...

Isobaric dilution analysis: a new calibration strategy for long lived radionuclides
( 26.05.2017 )
Researchers from the University of Münster introduced a new calibration strategy offering accurate and precise quantification of long lived radionuclides, for which certified standards are not easily ...

Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations
( 25.05.2017 )
Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study th...

FDA identifies no harmful effects to date with brain retention of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRIs
( 23.05.2017 )
After a nearly 2-year review process, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not found any evidence of adverse events from the brain's retention of gadolinium after MRI that uses gadolinium-bas...

EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force
( 22.05.2017 )
Last week the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping p...

Multielement speciation analysis
( 14.05.2017 )
Typical speciation analysis seldom involves multielement analysis, simply because the focus of interest is often on the speciation of a single target element. However, the multielement capabilities of...

Mercury 'speciation analysis' by using thermal desorption analysis
( 17.04.2017 )
Thermal desorption analysis for mercury is a method to obtain information about different mercury fractions in solid samples by separating them based on their desorption temperature. ...

New Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS launched by Thermo Fisher
( 14.03.2017 )
Thermo Fisher has added a new Triple Quadrupole instrument to its portfolio of ICP-MS systems. The new iCAP TQ ICP-MS allows users to switch between single and triple quadrupole modes in a single mult...

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