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Internal Quality Assurance Requirements for the Analysis of Dioxins in Environmental Samples

Acknowledgements

Several draft versions of this report have been reviewed by the following members of the Dioxin Quality Assurance Advisory Committee (DQAAC):

  • A.S.Y. Chau, Chairman, Environment Canada, National Water Research Institute (NWRI);
  • D. B. Sergeant, Fisheries and Oceans, Great Lake Laboratories for Fishery and Aquatic Science (GLLFAS); and
  • M.A. Forbes, Environment Canada, National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL).

Valuable comments and suggestions were also provided by members of C & P Laboratory Managers Committee (LMC) and the following scientists of government and commercial laboratories:

  • R.Turle and colleagues (Canadian Wildlife Service);
  • P. Kluckner (Environmental Protection, Pacific and Yukon Region, Environment Canada);
  • D. T. Williams, B. Lau, and J.J. Ryan (Health and Welfare Canada);
  • M.G. Foster and colleagues (Zenon Environmental Laboratories);
  • B.G. Chittim (Wellington Environmental Consultants Inc.);
  • R. Smythe (Walker Laboratories);
  • D.A. Sutherland (Canviro Analytical Laboratories Ltd.);
  • C. Chan (Mann Testing Laboratories Ltd.); and
  • D.H. Schellenberg (The Research and Productivity Council).

This report was prepared for DQAAC by the following staff members of the Technology Development Branch at the River Road Environmental Technology Centre (RRETC):

  • C. Chiu, R. Halman, and
  • G. Poole.
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