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Food Contaminant and Residue Information System

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Toxic metals and metalloids such as Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic etc are common in food and environmental matrices such as water and present a health concern to consumers. These are naturally occurring compounds but can also be retained as residues in food (for instance) following anthropogenic activities including agricultural production, food processing or storage, motor vehicle-use, industrial work or as result of mining, among others. Besides public health concerns, unacceptable levels are a trade obstacle. An additional and emerging concern is the speciation of some metals resulting in greater levels of toxicity such as in the case of methyl mercury and inorganic arsenic. Analytical methods are required to support laboratory testing and control of these hazards. This database is contribution certain methods so that they are available to laboratories that would otherwise not easily access them.

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