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Heavy Metal Analysis

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Cannabis plants can absorb heavy metals from the soil and uptake of water. Some elements are toxic when consumed and pose health risks. Testing for elemental impurities (heavy metal testing) is required under the cannabis regulations for fresh, dried and oil based cannabis products.

The standard test includes four main elements

  • As (Arsenic)
  • Cd (Cadmium)
  • Hg (Mercury)
  • Pb (Lead)

We can also test for any other elements of interest. Eurofins Experchem has state of the art ICP-OES and ICP-MS instrumentation for heavy metal testing and we use a verified EP method.