Working Group 1. Analysis and intercalibration
WG 1 Leader - Ishai Dror
This WG will (i) evaluate the most appropriate currently available procedures for the determination of TCEs and their species, especially those with known or suspected deleterious effects, in environmental and biological samples; (ii) propose directions for the development of new analytical strategies with the aim of decreasing the analysis time and costs, allowing routine monitoring; (iii) promote community-wide inter-laboratory exercises to ensure analytical accuracy and (iv) seek interaction with relevant institutions for the development of appropriate certified reference materials for TCEs. An expected product of WG1 is to prepare an analytical “cookbook” providing details and best practice advice on suggested protocols for accurate measurement of TCEs.