Dioxins

• Endocrine disruptors

For more localized pollution problems, we could extend our list of concern to include virtually every organic compound currently in use or production, together with their reaction and degradation products.

For the purpose of grouping into suitable analytical techniques, organic pollutants are often classified as being either 'volatile' (e.g. chloroform) and semi-volatile (e.g. most pesticides). The two groups may have different extraction and clean-up methods.

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