Dioxins and furans are two of the most highly-regulated environmental contaminant groups on the planet. They are carcinogenic and therefore harmful to human health. Being persistent organic pollutants, dioxins and furans do not degrade in the environment and bioaccumulate in the food chain. They can be found in air, water and contaminated soil, and are produced unintentionally during industrial processes, including waste incineration, chemical manufacturing and paper bleaching.
Dioxins and furans testing services
We offer a range of services to help identify the occurrence of toxic emissions, assess the potential risk to human health, and improve the safety in the workplace. Our testing services for air, water and soil form part of environmental remediation projects on industrial and brownfield sites, and can assist in the monitoring of contaminant levels in human and animal food.
Experts at our Analytical Centers of Excellence utilize the latest techniques to ensure all possible sources of emission are checked. Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, the only legally accepted analytical technique for quantifying dioxins and furans, our team can measure and monitor even the lowest levels of dioxins and furans contamination.
Analysis can be performed on a range of matrices, including:
- Soil and sediment
- Air and water
- Stack emissions
- Plant and animal tissue
- Blood and serum
- Food and feed stocks
Our specialists examine thousands of samples every year and keep current with the latest regulatory requirements. Our experts can also provide ongoing support for contaminated areas and restoration projects.
Why choose SGS?
Fully accredited at a local and international level, our global network of environmental experts can thoroughly assess your production processes to ensure the control and reduction of emissions. Utilizing our capabilities will ensure your business is compliant with national and international regulations and is providing a safe and healthy work environment for your employees.
To learn more about dioxins and furans testing, contact your local SGS office.