Heavy Metal Testing

The effects of heavy metal contaminants on human health in ordinary household products are well established. The main threats from heavy metals are associated with exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium. For producers, users and importers, establishing that the heavy metal contents of your products are below specified limits is essential for acceptance into the marketplace.  The rules governing allowable limits are often in flux and can change based on the outcome of a single court case.

We have extensive experience both in performing the required testing and also in keeping our customers abreast of the latest requirements in this complicated field as it relates to glass or decorated glassware.

Typical tests include:

  • Lead, cadmium and chromium (VI) on a complete container basis
  • ASTM C927-Lip and Rim testing 
  • ASTM C-738 for food contact items
  • NIOSH 9100 Wipe Test

Testing of heavy metal presence in decorations and decorated ware is also available.

Whether you require an ongoing routine check of your glassware for the presence of heavy metals or you need to understand the requirements for a new item or a new market, we are ready to provide you with reliable results and guidance. Our experts can discuss your needs and concerns regarding heavy metal analysis to ensure that you are getting the results you require.  Simply give us a call or fill out the Request for Analytical Services form to get started. Please be sure to print out the form and send it along with your samples for optimum processing.