UNEP DATABANK OF LABORATORIES ANALYZING PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
"POPS LABORATORY DATABANK"

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SUBJECT COMMENT
Equipment and Operation1. The Laboratory does not have latest results on POPs pesticide analysis due to the non-functioning of the HRGC. 2. The Laboratory uses thin layer chromatography as a screening method in pesticide analysis. 3. The Laboratory does not have capacity for analyzing POPs pesticides, PCB, and PCDD/PCDF in stack emission, transformer oil, and ambient air.
Capacity building needs1. The Laboratory lacks reference materials for POPs pesticides and recent literature (books, journals). 2. The Laboratory needs assistance for QA/QC training of staff, especially in pesticides residue analysis.
ClientsThe Laboratory is a government grant aided laboratory and therefore charges minimal costs for analysis. Samples submitted for official enforcement are analzed free of charge. This is the majority of the samples.
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