Heavy Metal & Mineral Analysis

heavy metal testing

Cultivator Phyto Lab offers a plethora of tests to producers, manufacturers, and companies for heavy metal and mineral analysis.

Heavy metals are natural metallic elements that possess potential to harm human bodies if consumed in excess. Sometimes they are even referred as toxic metals. Exposure to heavy metals may cause damage to the central nervous system (resulting in damage or reduced mental and central nervous function), lower energy levels, damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs, and allergic reactions. It is important for the companies in the food & beverages sector (broadly FMCG) to test their products for heavy metals before they are introduced in the market.

Minerals play crucial roles in our bodies, acting as co-enzymes for almost all biochemical reactions. A deficiency of certain minerals can lead to a wide array of chronic or acute diseases and may even be lethal. Heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and mercury can be accumulated in excessive amounts in the human body through the ecological system of bioaccumulation. Excessive accumulation may cause chronic poisoning. Thus, science has established that there must be a regulated amount of minerals in the body.

Apart from Food and beverages industry, heavy metal & mineral analysis is a vital process for many industries such as mining, metal, batteries, alloys, textile, etc. Cultivator Phyto Lab offers an array of heavy metal testing and analysis for the food industry. Associated technologies include GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, UHPLC, atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), etc. These technologies are highly sensitive, allowing accurate analysis of heavy metals and minerals.


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