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Volume 8, Pages 796-801
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.107
Opinion Paper

The Use and Abuse of Limits of Detection in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Science Team, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, UK

Received 4 August 2008; Accepted 6 August 2008

Academic Editor: Graham V. Lees

Copyright © 2008 Richard J. C. Brown.

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