Heavy Metals
SAFETY SCREEN
PRICE
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SCOPE OF TEST
Arsenic:limit 200 ppb
Cadmium:limit 200 ppb
Lead:limit 500 ppb
Mercury:limit 100 ppb
AMOUNT OF SAMPLE NEEDED
Flower:0.3 grams
Concentrate:0.3 grams
Extract:0.3 grams
Infused Products:0.3 grams
TESTING METHOD
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

OVERVIEW

All hemp products sold in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or the raw material used to make them, should be analyzed to determine the presence and concentration of certain heavy metals. The presence of each metal should be shown to be below the reasonable limit in parts per billion (ppb), which varies from metal to metal.

WHY IT MATTERS

Hemp plants are uniquely adept bioremediators. This means they pull elements from their growth medium (soil, water, etc.) at a high rate. As a result, heavy metals can bioaccumulate in the plant structures that are consumed or used in the production of concentrated hemp products and MIPs. Screening products for heavy metals helps ensure consumer safety.

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