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Substances Measured

Data requests can be made through National Atmospheric Chemistry (NATChem).

List of target analytes

The following tables indicate the target analytes as of 2010 and the organizations that are measuring these analytes.

List of abbreviations used:

OAL: Organic analysis laboratory, Environment Canada (air)
NLET: National Laboratory for Environment Testing (precipitation)
IU: Indiana University (Ron Hites US-EPA grantee) (air and precipitation)

Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
Organochlorine pesticides
Target analyteMeasured by
trans-Chlordane (g )All
cis-Chlordane (a )All
p,p'-DDTAll
p,p'-DDDAll
p,p'-DDEAll
o,p'-DDTAll
o,p'-DDDOAL/IU
o,p'- DDEOAL
DieldrinAll
a -Endosulfan (I)All
b -Endosulfan (II)All
Endosulfan sulphateOAL/IU
HeptachlorOAL/NLET
Heptachlor epoxideAll
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)All
α -HCHAll
β -HCHAll
γ -HCH (lindane)All
OxychlordaneOAL/IU

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Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
Polycyclic aromatic compounds
Target analyteMeasured by
AnthraceneAll
Benz[a]anthraceneAll
Benzo[b]fluorantheneAll
Benzo[k]fluorantheneAll
Benzo[ghi]peryleneAll
Benzo[a]pyreneAll
Chrysene + TriphenyleneAll
Dibenz[a,h]anthraceneAll
FluorantheneAll
Indeno[1,2,3,cd]pyreneAll
PhenanthreneAll
PyreneAll
CoroneneOAL/IU
Dibenz[a,c]anthraceneOAL
FluoreneOAL/IU
IndeneNLET
1-MethylnaphthaleneNLET
2-MethylnaphthaleneNLET
ReteneOAL/IU
1,2,3,4-TetrahydronaphthaleneNLET
AcenaphtheneOAL/NLET
AcenaphthyleneOAL/NLET
AnthanthreneOAL
Benzo[ghi]fluorantheneOAL
Benzo[e]pyreneOAL/IU

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Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
Other chlorinated compounds
Target analytesMeasured by
2-ChloronaphthaleneNLET
Di- thru pentachlorobenzenesNLET

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Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
Flame retardants
Target analyteMeasured by
Polybrominated biphenyls ethersAll
Dechlorane PlusAll

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Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
Trace elements
Target analyteMeasured by
ArsenicOAL
CadmiumOAL/NLET
LeadOAL/NLET
SeleniumOAL
MercuryOAL/NLET

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Target analytes as of 2010 and measuring organization(s) –
PCBs (Suite)
Target analyteMeasured by
4+10, 5+8, 6, 7+9, 12+13, 15+17, 16+32, 18, 19,
22, 26, 28, 31, 33+53, 37+42, 41+64+71, 45, 47+48,
49, 52, 56+60+84+92, 70+76, 74, 77+110, 83, 85,
87+81, 89, 91, 95+66, 97, 99, 100, 101, 105+132+153,
114+131, 118, 119, 123+149, 126, 128+167, 135+144,
138+163, 156+171+202, 169, 170+190, 172, 174, 180,
194+205, 199, 201, 206, 207
All

List of analytes removed

The following table indicates the target analytes as of 2010 and the analytes that have been removed from the list as of 2009.

Target analytes as of 2010 removed from list as of 2009
Target analyteRemoved from listType
trans-Chlordane (g )AldrinOrganochlorine pesticide
cis-Chlordane (a )EndrinOrganochlorine pesticide
p,p'-DDTMethoxychlorOrganochlorine pesticide
p,p'-DDDMirexOrganochlorine pesticide
p,p'-DDEOctachlorostyreneOrganochlorine pesticide
o,p'-DDTPhotomirexOrganochlorine pesticide

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List of measured analytes including phase and location

The following table indicates the location of the stations, and the phase of the analytes (vapor, particulates, or precipitation) that are being measured at each of the stations.

List of abbreviations used:

PCB: Polychlorinated biphenyls
OC: Organochlorine pesticides
PAH: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
FR: Flame retardants
TM: Trace metals

Location of stations and phase of analytes (vapor, particulates, or precipitation) being measured
LocationVaporParticulatesPrecipitation
Eagle HarborPCB, OC, PAH, FRPAH, FROC, PAH, FR
Sleeping Bear DunesPCB, OC, PAH, FRPAH, FROC, PAH, FR
ChicagoPCB, OC, PAH, FROC, PAH, FRPCB, OC, PAH, FR
ClevelandPCB, OC, PAH, FROC, PAH, FRPCB, OC, PAH, FR
Sturgeon PointPCB, OC, PAH, FRPAH, FROC, PAH, FR
Point PetrePCB, OC, PAH, FRPAH, FR, TMPCB, OC, PAH, FR, TM
Burnt IslandPCB, OC, PAH, FRPAH, FR, TMOC, FR, TM

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