Recommended Methods current

No. 82 - Determination of Benzo[a]pyrene in Tobacco Products by GC-MS

July 2017 - third edition

This Recommended Method is applicable to single grades of tobacco, cigarette filler and smokeless tobacco products. The B[a]P calibration range specified in the method is from 0,5 ng/ml to 300 ng/ml. This equates to 0,15 ng/g to 90 ng/g with a 1 g sample aliquot. Samples with higher levels of B[a]P may be analysed by extracting less tobacco to bring the samples within the calibration range.

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Report - 2017 Collaborative Study on Benzo[a]pyrene in Tobacco Products (July 2017)

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Report - 2015 Collaborative Study on Benzo[a]pyrene in Tobacco Products (March 2016)