1,4-Dichlorobenzene is a frequently used lavatory deodorant although it has strong endocrine disrupting and potential carcinogenic effects. A large amount (approximately 15,000 tonnes annually worldwide) of this compound is released into the environment. This paper deals with the determination of 1,4-dichlorobenzene in a variety of environmental matrices. Various extraction and concentration methods such as charcoal absorbtion tubes and headspace sampling were applied. Sensitive and selective ion monitoring GC-MS measurements were used for determination. Significant concentrations of the compound have been identified in lavatory air, waste water, waste water sludge and human breast milk.
- Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
- Various environmental matrices
- Waste water
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Organic Chemistry