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Pesticides

Pesticide testing measures the presence and level of pesticides remaining on hemp and hemp products. Identifying the presence of enduring pesticides in client products ensures that the products are safe for human consumption.

Clinical Science Laboratory tests for the 9 pesticides identified as unacceptable for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These include the following: Bifenazate, Bifenthrin, Cyfluthrin, Etoxazole, Imazalil, Imidacloprid, Myclobutanil, Spiromesifen, Trifloxystrobin. By utilizing a combination of LC-QTOF-MS-MS and LC-MS-MS-MS, we deliver the most accurate results down to parts per billion.

Pesticides are utilized by farmers during the growing stage of cannabis to deter pests and animals from damaging crops. Stronger pesticides and even weaker ones at high enough levels can act like allergens, causing irritation to the eyes and skin. In some cases, they can cause serious harm to individuals who ingest them. Additionally, many pesticides have been cited to cause reproductive damage, and are thus especially dangerous to pregnant women. Clinical Science Laboratory can detect and quantify levels of remaining pesticides in hemp samples to ensure maximum safety of the product.

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