heavy metal level News

  • 946 Portable VA Analyzer – Heavy metal analysis goes mobile

    Metrohm is pleased to introduce the 946 Portable VA Analyzer, a compact, portable, all-in-one solution for heavy metal analysis of surface waters. Measurements with the 946 Portable VA Analyzer are sensitive enough to detect trace level concentrations of total arsenic, mercury, and copper well below the guideline values of the world health organization. For lack of ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Women’s Handbags may Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead

    Earlier this year, ABC News reported that several big chain retailers have agreed to limits of lead found in handbags and wallets.  The agreement came about after the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) had tested these products for lead from 100 of the nation’s top retailers.  The handbags and wallets were tested for total lead content and lead that came off the product from a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • High Lead Levels Found in Some Children’s Bounce Houses

    Children’s bounce houses have long been a common sight at birthday parties and other social gatherings.  Few parents likely knew that some of these bounce houses also contained high levels of lead. Last month, two leading manufacturers of children’s bounce houses agreed to strictly limit the lead in their products.  The announcement followed a lawsuit filed by ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cadmium Is Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

    New research indicates that women with higher levels of cadmium in their diets are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who consume less of the heavy metal, reports the LA Times. The study, conducted in Sweden, followed approximately 56,000 women for over 12 years to record their diets and breast cancer diagnoses.   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dietary Supplement Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $2.65 Million

    LA Testing provides consumer product testing services for lead and other heavy metals in consumer products to allow manufacturers to comply with California’s Prop 65. Garden Grove, CA, February 14th, 2011 Earlier this month it was reported that a California dietary supplement manufacturer has agreed to pay $2.65 million to settle civil charges related to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cadmium Found on Popular Fast Food Restaurant’s Glassware

    EMSL Analytical provides cadmium testing services to protect people from the dangers of cadmium exposure. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 9th, 2010 On May 21 the one of the world’s largest fast food chain began offering four drinking glasses with images of a popular movie painted on the outside of the glassware.  The enamel used to paint the glasses has since ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Toy Jewelry Containing Mercury - a Real Threat

    LA Testing provides mercury testing services to determine if products or the environment contain the hazardous metal. Los Alamitos, CA, May 24th, 2010 Earlier this year the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued warnings about toy jewelry containing mercury.  Glass pendants containing the liquid metal have appeared in the state and if they ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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