Heavy Metals Testing
In recent years, there has been increased concern over the toxic effects of heavy metals exposure due to the inhalation or consumption of contaminated cannabis. Marijuana cultivated outdoors can be highly susceptible to contamination due to the plant’s ability to hyperaccumulate metals and other elements from the soil and/or water in which they are grown. While less common, marijuana cultivated indoors can also be contaminated when exposed to fertilizers or pesticides that contain these heavy metals. Excessive exposure has detrimental consequences on the body and can cause serious health problems including neurological damage.
Anresco utilizes Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) to perform heavy metals testing for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury as mandated by the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). It also has the capacity to analyze for other heavy metals of concern including antimony, barium, chromium, copper, nickel, and more. Please contact us for a complete listing of the heavy metals we can test for and their respective LODs.