WATER | Toxic Metals & Mineral Analysis | ID: 372-933-f1732-2

Aluminium: 0.349 mg/L (174.5%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.2 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.05

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Barium: 0.02 mg/L (.4%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 5.6 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Boron: 0.014 mg/L (.4%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 4 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.01

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Calcium: 0.57 mg/L (.3%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 200 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.050

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Chloride: 7.08 mg/L (?%) | Drinking Water Guideline: mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Chromium: 0.001 mg/L (2%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.05 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Copper: 0.028 mg/L (1.4%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 2 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Iron: 0.345 mg/L (115%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.3 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.05

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Lead: 0.001 mg/L (10%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.01 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Lithium: 0.001 mg/L (1%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.1 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Magnesium: 0.79 mg/L (1.6%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 50 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.050

SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Manganese: 0.023 mg/L (4.6%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.5 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Nickel: 0.002 mg/L (2%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.1 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Phosphorus: 0.01 mg/L (?%) | Drinking Water Guideline: mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.050

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Potassium: 0.8 mg/L (?%) | Drinking Water Guideline: mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.050

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Selenium: mg/L (0%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.01 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.002

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Sodium: 8.31 mg/L (4.6%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 180 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.050

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Strontium: 0.007 mg/L (0%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 17 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

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Vanadium: 0.001 mg/L (.4%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.26 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Zinc: 0.011 mg/L (.4%) | Drinking Water Guideline: 3 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.005

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Antimony | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.003 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Arsenic | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.01 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Beryllium | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.06 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Bismuth | Drinking Water Guideline: mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Cadmium | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.002 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Cobalt | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.011 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Mercury | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.001 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.0005

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Molybdenum | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.05 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Silver | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.1 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Sulphur | Drinking Water Guideline: 80 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:3

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Thallium | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.002 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Thorium | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.001 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Uranium | Drinking Water Guideline: 0.017 mg/L | Job #: f1732-2 | 1/08/2016 | LOD:0.001

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: "Silver" water sample

Getting the most from the results

The Bottom Line

The main purpose of this test is to reveal possible contamination within water of harmful toxic metals.

More than half of these metals are known to be toxic, dangerous, carcinogenic or have unknown effects on humans. Long red bars make it imperative to investigate possible contamination routes and investigate further.

Bar lengths are shown as a percentage of the maximum allowed guideline level of the particular metal. Blue bars indicate the result is under the max allowed level -i.e. under 100%

Guidelines

Contamination Guidelines set a maximum amount of heavy metal or mineral allowed in the water - expressed as mg/L

Water contamination Guidelines are available for Drinking Water, Irrigation Water and water used for Livestock. The guideline levels, however are different for the different intended water uses.

Clicking on the different guideline buttons shows the same result but visualised with the different guideline upper value

Dive Deeper

There are links within your results that take you to further information. This information is being updated regularly.

All links are in blue. Metal name links take you to the substance profile on Toxno.

Additional information includes your actual result expressed as mg of the metal per litre of water, the guideline upper value used to visualise the result, the date and lab job number and client sample details. LOD stands for "Limit of Detection"

Balance

Very toxic metals like Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Mercury and even Copper, don't want to be even near 100% of the allowed guideline.

It is paramount to find the source of the heavy metal contamination and if contamination exists, best to stop using the water in the interim.

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EAL's analytical laboratory equipment

For nearly 30 years, inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been gaining favor with laboratories around the world as the instrument of choice for performing trace metal analysis. ICP-MS continues to make inroads into laboratories that are requiring the lowest detection limits and the greatest level of productivity. The primary reasons for the growing popularity of ICP-MS can be summarized in a few points:
• Instrument detection limits are at or below the single part per trillion (ppt) level for much of the periodic table
• Analytical working range is nine orders of magnitude
• Productivity is unsurpassed by any other technique
• Isotopic analysis can be achieved readily


Humans behind the machines - the real talent


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Over years staff at EAL have developed an unparalleled passion for extracting the absolute optimun for the equipment they specialise in.

From the desk of Matt - operator of the ICP-MS equipment used for the hair analysis.


Matt is currently writing an short intoduction to some of the features of the new ICP-MS equipment used at EAL for hair water analysis. Stay tuned