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ICP Heavy Metal Analysis

Posted by Manny Almeida on Jul 6, 2022 6:57:56 PM

What Is ICP Heavy Metal Analysis?

Heavy metals, including arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (PB) and mercury (Hg) occur naturally in nature, and in low concentrations pose little health risk. When concentrations increase however, their presence can be toxic to plants, animals and humans. Because they are systemic toxins, routine testing is used to determine their presence and concentration. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classifies these metals as either “known” or “probable” human carcinogens.1

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Tags: ICP-OES, Heavy Metal Analysis