Application Note: Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Fish Tissue by Accelerated Solvent Extraction and GC-MS/MS
10 November 2017

The capacity of halogenated hydrocarbons to bioaccumulate in fatty tissues and biomagnify up the food chain, in combination with their resistance to degradation and their toxicity, make this class of chemicals a serious threat to environmental and human health. Due to this potential toxicity, the extraction and analysis of halogenated hydrocarbons from matrices such as fish tissue is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.