Welcome to the May issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter !

One of the most often cited element when it comes to speciation analysis is chromium. Chromium is the example when the value of speciation analysis has to be explained: While chromium (III) is often claimed to be essential, chromium (VI) is known to be carcinogen.

While chromium (III) is legally allowed to be included in food supplements, multi-vitamin and mineral tablets, hexavalent chromium is legally controlled in order to avoid human health risks.

EVISA has often reported about this ambivalent characteristics (see the EVISA news related to chromium).

Hexavalent chromium is a strong oxidant and therefore is not stable in presence of substances that can easily be oxidized. For this reason, hexavalent chromium cannot exist for longer times in biological materials such as blood, tissue or food materials. We therefore have always doubted reports about the determination of hexavalent chromium in such materials. Now some experts in chromium speciation analysis have developed a method for the determination of Cr(VI) in different foodstuffs. Guess what they found ! (see the news below).


EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

Hexavalent chromium in food ?
Researchers from Pau (France) developed a HPLC-ICP-MS method for the chromium speciation analysis of foodstuffs. Using the method with a detection limit in the order of 10 µg/kg no hexavalent chromium was found in any of the samples analysed.

With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.
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2015 NEMC: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Date:     July 13,2015 - July 17,2015
Location:     Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.
June 15,2015    Registration of presenters

CSI 2015: Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale
Date:     August 30,2015 - September 3,2015
Location:     Figueira da Foz, Portugal
May 21,2015    Extended: Submision of abstracts
May 29,2015    Notice of acceptance

Date:     September 6,2015 - September 10,2015
Location:     Bordeaux, France
June 1,2015    Early registration at reduced fee

Metallomics-2015: Vth International Symposium on Metallomics
Date:     September 9,2015 - September 12,2015
Location:     Beijing, China
June 10,2015    Submission of abstracts
June 10,2015    Early registration at reduced fee
June 10,2015    Registration

7th Black Sea Basin Conference on Analytical Chemistry
Date:     September 10,2015 - September 15,2015
Location:     Golden Sands, Bulgaria
May 30,2015    Early Registration with reduced fee
May 31,2015    Abstract submission

IMA2015, the 9th International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications
Date:     September 20,2015 - September 24,2015
Location:     Kalamata, Greece
May 31,2015    Early registration at reduced fee

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation
analysis is missing in our Agenda.

63th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
Location: St. Louis, MO, United States
Date: 31.05.2015 - 04.06.2015

ISABC13: 13th International Symposium on Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry
Location: Galway, Ireland
Date: 12.06.2015 - 15.06.2015

ICMGP 2015: 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Location: ICC JEJU (International Convention Center Jeju), Jeju, Korea (South)
Date: 14.06.2015 - 18.06.2015

HPLC 2015: 42nd International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations & Related Techniques
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 21.06.2015 - 25.06.2015

Isotopes 2015: Isotope effects accross disciplines
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Date: 21.06.2015 - 26.06.2015

2015 NEMC: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL.
Date: 13.07.2015 - 17.07.2015


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More than 280 active scientists in the field of speciation analysis already joined the directory. Join this great directory that is extensively linked to all type of other information on this site, such as homepages, conferences and literature.

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