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Analytical methods for the determination of persistent ingredients of personal care products in environmental matrices
- Peck, Aaron M.
- Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 2006 v.386 no.4 pp. 907-939
- UV filters, air, analytical methods, anti-infective agents, environmental fate, ingredients, insect repellents, odors, organic compounds, personal care products, sediments, sewage sludge, soaps, toothpaste
- Concern about the environmental fate and potential effects of synthetic organic chemicals used in soaps, lotions, toothpaste, and other personal care products continues to increase. This review describes procedures used for the analysis of five classes of these compounds-synthetic musk fragrances, antimicrobials, ultraviolet filters, insect repellents, and parabens-in water, sediment, sewage sludge, air, and aquatic biota. The primary focus is on sample extraction and preparation methods for these compounds. Instrumental methods commonly used for these compounds are also discussed.