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dioxinSince the late 70s the analytical community has been looking for ways to identify and quantify dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in food and environmental samples. As the awareness of the risk of these compounds grew, and the need for human health, environmental,  food and beverage protection became even more important, regulations were put into place which increased the need for analysis. The analytical community has been researching new methods and solutions aimed at improving limits of detections and productivity of analysis while complying with new and existing regulations.

Every year since 1983, the analytical testing community involved in dioxins and POPs analysis and research have been meeting at the International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants, commonly known as Dioxin Conference, to discuss these topics and more. The conference is organized by a non-profit organization founded by the International Advisory Board of the International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants for the purpose of promoting scientific education and research on POPs. Being an open public forum, the Dioxin Conference gathers the community presenting latest scientific research on POPs across all disciplines, including analytical and environmental chemistry, molecular biology, human health, risk assessment, and risk management.

The 2018 Dioxin Conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, August 26-31, where the program presents a wide range of topics, including regulation and productivity of analysis.

Attendees of the conference will also have the chance to attend Thermo Fisher Scientific seminars, featuring the complete solution for Dioxins and POPs analysis. Check the agenda and reserve your seat here.

Special emphasis will be given to productivity: no matter the field of application, research or routine, private or public, labs are always looking to improve cost of analysis and time per sample. Experts from private and public sectors will present their experiences on how to increase productivity for dioxins and POPs analysis, such as David Hope of Pacific Rim Labs. Watch his interview here.

Also featured at the conference, attendees will be able to discover more about how to enhance productivity with the DualData XL for the Thermo Scientific DFS Magnetic Sector GC-HRMS.

Additionally, if you are looking for developments in the field of GC-MS solutions, the latest analytical developments will be introduced at the seminars. Learn how you can become unstoppable with the TSQ™ 9000 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS/MS System and the ISQ™ 7000 Single Quadrupole GC-MS System.

Before meeting at the 2018 Dioxin Conference don’t forget to have a look at the past event resources by visiting

And why not also take a look at Inge de Dobbeleer’s blog post:  “All You Wanted to Know about Dioxins but Were Afraid to Ask!”

Come and join us in Krakow! Reserve your seat now by registering under

If you want to know more about POPs in food take a look at the brochure.

Listen to the webinar of Dave Hope about dioxin analysis for a commercial lab: Attend the free webinar.

Resource center for Food safety: Learn more.