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Arsenic and other heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and mercury are all considered toxic and have adverse health effects in human metabolism. Main intake sources of heavy metals are fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables, nuts and cereals.

  • Lead has a very low acute toxicity. Most essential long-term effects are its neurotoxicity for infants and its effects on the cardiovascular tissue of adults.
  • Cadmium is primarily nephrotoxic and may cause bone demineralisation.
  • Mercury mainly occurs as methyl mercury in fish and seafood, and is extremely toxic on the nervous system. Other foods usually contain less toxic inorganic mercury.
  • Arsenic also occurs in organic and inorganic compounds, of which the latter is clearly more toxic and may cause cancer of skin, lungs and the urinary tract.

Regulatory bodies around the world have set maximum limits for lead, cadmium and mercury in different food groups such as meat, fish, seafood, cereals, vegetables, fruits and products thereof, fats and oils, milk, baby food and infant formulae.

Ministry of Health in Vietnam defined clearly limits on heavy metals in the regulation 46/2007 / QD-BYT. Regulation QCVN 8-2: 2011 / BYT defines the limit of heavy metals in food.

Exported product US, EU market must comply with strictly rules of FDA or EC on maximum level of heavy metals.

Heavy metal testing at Eurofins Sac Ky Hai dang

Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang uses AAS, ICP-MS and some techniques GF-AAS, F-AAS, CV-AAS, HG-AS for heavy metal testing.

Quantify (mg/kg) of lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, antimony testing using different methods.
















Why Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang?

Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang is an independent testing laboratory with more than 10 certificates from the BOA and the authorities competent state such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Industry  and Trade, Ministry of Natures Resources and Environment.

Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang (Formerly know as Sac Ky Hai Dang) with nearly 10 years of testing experience: have high level experts and technicians with many modern equipment and machinery, focus on research and development, apply information systems exclusive Eurofins  - LIMs (Laboratory Information Management Systems) though every stages.

Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang is belonging to Eurofins Scientific network of over 250 laboratories in more than 39 countries in world wide. Our experts always update the rules and regulations in any countries to advise the suitable analytical methods. Eurofins performs heavy metal and trace element testing and analyses in numerous laboratories around the world. Different techniques are successfully implemented on a wide variety of matrices. 

Accurate and reliable results.

-       Quality is the top concern.

-       Best service with flexible TAT ( normal test, quickly test, emergency test).

-       Diverse samples matrices.

-       Accurate results, reliable.