Arsenic and other heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and mercury are all considered toxic and have adverse health effects in human metabolism. Accumulation of heavy metals in the food chain can occur by bio-concentration e.g. from water or the food source. Main intake sources of heavy metals are fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts and cereals. In the case of lead, drinking water is also a major importance.
Regulatory bodies around the world have set maximum limits for lead, cadmium, and mercury in different food groups such as meat, fish, seafood, cereals, vegetables, fruits and products thereof, fats and oils, milk, baby food, and infant formulae.
To achieve the lowest detection limits to analyze trace amounts, iLab offers ICP-MS as a modern method for heavy metal testing.
The heavy metal containments tests include:
Additional to the heavy metal contaminants, we also test following Micronutrient minerals.