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Heavy Metals

Heavy metals testing is used to detect the presence and quantity of several toxic heavy metals in sampled products. Detecting heavy metals in Hemp plant material and products ensures that they meet safe levels for human consumption or use.

Clinical Science Laboratory tests for 4 heavy metals as part of our basic panel. These include Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury. By utilizing Inductively Coupling Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), we deliver the most accurate results possible down to parts-per-billion quantitation.

Heavy metals are found around the world as contaminants in water, soil, and the air. For a developing plant, absorption of both water and nutrients from contaminated soil (or air) may result in heavy metals also getting pulled into the plant. While it is much more likely for contaminated water to be a source of heavy metals, some studies have shown increased levels of heavy metals in plants growing in polluted air. Toxic heavy metals pose as a major health concern and, in some cases, can cause irreversible damage to the body (above threshold levels) if not properly treated after exposure. Clinical Science Laboratory can detect and quantify levels of heavy metals in hemp samples, to ensure maximum safety of the product.

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