Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, and Arsenic are all toxic to human health at even small concentrations. Testing for heavy metals can help you determine if your product has come into contact with these potentially hazardous materials at any point in the growing or manufacturing process.
Cannabis is well known for its ability to remove these elements from soil, fertilizers, or other media and accumulate them in their stems, leaves, flowers, and roots. Once consumed or inhaled, these metals disrupt vital processes in the Central Nervous System, Pulmonary System, Reproductive System, and other systems throughout the body.
Testing is done with an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) that uses Radio frequency waves to superheat and break apart a sample into its elemental form. It’s then separated and measured by the Mass Spectrometer providing you with results that are both accurate and precise, allowing you to determine if your product is safe and compliant with state standards.