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Accreditation of analytical laboratories and proficiency testing: experiences from Thailand on the issues of pesticide analysis.
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PMID:  10457654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thailand, the economic growth of which largely depends on agriculture-based industry, recognizes the importance of international standards for harmonization of international food trade and for protection of human health from chemicals used as food additives or those present as contaminants. Pesticides which are widely used in Thailand are the anticholinesterase pesticides, pyrethroids, coumarin derivatives, bipyridinium salts, and to some extent organochlorine compounds such as DDT in malaria control. Proficiency testing and accreditation of laboratories are recognized as effective means to ensure quality and validity of data and to enable adequate risk assessment of pesticide residues in food, work environment and environment in general. The paper is a synthesis of relevant local reviews and in-depth interviews with experts in the area of pesticide laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing. The paper refers to other schemes for quality assurance such as ISO guide 25, ISO 9000, and ISO 14000, and addresses future prospects of ongoing activities such as accreditation of inspection bodies in the area of industrial chemicals and occupational safety and health.
A Vongbuddhapitak; S Pavittranon; N Tayaputch; S Issaravanich; P Sinhaseni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0004-1254     ISO Abbreviation:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-13     Completed Date:  1999-10-13     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373100     Medline TA:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Country:  CROATIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Food Analysis / standards
Food Contamination / analysis*
Laboratories / standards*
Pesticides / analysis*
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