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Arsenic in Food

Arsenic in Food

Determine Arsenic Levels in Food with Confidence

Recently, there has been a growing concern over the presence and quantity of Arsenic (in both organic and inorganic forms) found in rice and rice products - including baby formula, energy bars and many gluten-free foods. In Germany, researchers found arsenic in hundreds of samples of beer, sometimes at twice the level permitted in drinking water. Due to the application of agrochemicals used until 1970 in the U.S., lead and calcium arsenate continue to persist in soils, so arsenic may still affect crops grown in contaminated soils long after application of these compounds has ceased.
The presence of potentially toxic elements and compounds in foodstuffs is of intense public interest, and so food producers, as well as, regulators require rapid, reliable screening methods to accurately determine the levels of such contaminants in food and drink. The Agilent 8800 ICP-MS QQQ provides superior detection levels of trace metals - including arsenic species - at low, and sub-Ојg/Kg concentrations.

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