Have received a lot of questions regarding this topic

It may not hurt to ask managers at Retail Taattoo sites if their ink has been tested for toxic elements. #mwl

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Walk-in Samples

Yesterday, we had over 40 people walk-in and drop off samples through our front door.  Lots of samples ranging from water and waste water to lawn and garden samples. It is very easy to drop off samples at the front desk and paperwork is available if you forget your accompanying paperwork.  In addition, you can pick up your sampling supplies across the street at our warehouse.  We try to make things as convenient as possible so clients can get in and out and be on their way.

Also, in the last couple of days we have given tours of our facitlity to companies inquiring about our services. If you are ever in the area, stop by and ask for a tour, we would be happy to show you the type of analysis we perform at Midwest Laboratories.

Heavy Metals Testing

Midwest Laboratories has state of the art technology with respect to evaluating the presence of heavy metals in samples.

XRF Technology

One of the instruments, Midwest Labs uses is the X-Ray Analyzer, pictured here.

In a matter of seconds, the analyzer can scan a sample and detect the presence of 23  different elements.  This test is very popular for scanning for the presence of lead in solid materials (toys and other consumer products) .

The typical price for this analysis is $25.00  per sample.

Metals  in Food

Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium and Mercury – $102.00

A More Comprehensive Food Package would be the following one.

Total Heavy Metals in Foods Package

This Package  reports values for arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, Total heavy metals reports a sum  of arsenic, lead, cadmium, tin, copper, silver, molybdenum, mercury, antimony and bisumuth – $120

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XRF Flurorescence Technology

Have you heard of the XRF Fluorescence technology?

Many toy producers use this instrument to check lead levels in their toys.

The instrument uses rays to scan materials and report back their element  composition.  Currently the model we use at Midwest Laboratories can scan 23 elements in a matter of seconds.  This type of technology is non-destructive toward the product and can accurately gauge the number of metals in a particular item.

For more information on XRF Technology, please call Barry Blessing at Midwest Laboratories.

Metals Testing

Metals Analysis – Midwest Laboratories

periodic table, table of elements

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Analyzing elements from the periodic table is an area that our current Metals Laboratory looks at.  Elements are analyzed with respect to all kinds of sample types like metals in soil, water, feed, food, plants, plastics, oils and fuels.

A complete list of metals testing can be found on the corporate site http://www.midwestlabs.com under the different headings: Agriculture, Environmental, Feed, Food and Fuels.