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AICP-MS Analysis of Heavy Metals in Cannabis sativa

Published: Sep 16, 2021   

Hemp and cannabis are strains of the Cannabis sativa plant. They are known to accumulate heavy metals in their roots, shoots, buds and seeds. Due to this ability, hemp has been used for the remediation of  contaminated soil (phytoremediation and phytoextraction). On the other hand, this inclination can hinder the use of hemp in the food or medical industry. As a consequence, all hemp material used in either food or pharma products must be tested regarding its heavy metal content.

Download this app note to discover how ICP-MS can successfully and accurately determine levels of these heavy metals often referred to as the “big four”:

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury 
  • Lead

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