Press Release: ARA Accredited for Low Level 1,4-Dioxane

The "411" on 1,4-Dioxane


1,4-Dioxane is a colorless liquid commonly used as a stabilizer for the solvent trichloroethene (TCE), and can also be found in various personal care products such as cosmetics, shampoos, and lotions. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified 1,4-Dioxane as a Group 2B Carcinogen. Dioxane is highly soluble in water, does not readily bind to soils, leaches to groundwater, and is resistant to naturally occurring biodegradation processes. It is known to be affecting groundwater supplies throughout the United States.
 
How Low Can You Go?
Absolute Resource Associates of Portsmouth, NH is one of only five Environmental Laboratories in the state of New Hampshire to be accredited by NH ELAP for "low level" 1,4-Dioxane.
 
Know Your Limits!
There are many labs in New England which claim to be accredited for 1,4-Dioxane, but they may not be accredited for the low level reporting limit as requested by the Waste Division and the Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau. ARA has been accredited for Low Level 1,4-Dioxane 8260B SIM under the DW (Drinking Water) and NPW (Non Potable Water) matrices.
 
How low do you need to go?
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