Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1979;5(4):375-378    pdf


Analysis of some older Scandinavian formulations of 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid for contents of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans.

by Norström Å, Rappe C, Lindahl R, Buser HR

Ten samples of older formulations of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid and 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid used in Sweden were analyzed for chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. The analyses were performed with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with a high resolution glass capillary column for maximum isomeric separation and sensitivity. The detection limit was 0.01-0.05 ppm. The amounts of contaminants were of the same order of magnitude as that found earlier in European samples with later production dates (late 1960s and 1970s).