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Background on Heavy Metal

Heavy metals refer to metals with a density above 4.5 g/cm3, including copper, lead, zinc, tin, nickel, cobalt, antimony, mercury, cadmium, and bismuth. Heavy metals are well-known environmental pollutants due to their toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation in the environment. Their natural sources include weathering and volcanic eruptions of metal-bearing rocks, while anthropogenic sources include mining and various industrial and agricultural activities. Even a trace amount of heavy metals is detrimental to human health. Once heavy metals enter the human body, they will coordinate with important substances in the human body, changing the normal physiological function of the substance, or even entering the nervous system, interfering with the normal function of the nerve and causing disease (vegetative) and even death.

Heavy Metal Test Kits

Heavy metal test kits are important tools for detecting heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, chromium and metalloid arsenic, etc.) in enviroment, as well as an important means to protect human health. According to different test objects, heavy metal test kits are mainly divided into the following categories:

  • Heavy metals in water: water is a universal solvent that can dissolve heavy metals. The pollution of water resources by heavy metals is a serious environmental problem, which has adverse effects on the health of plants, animals and humans.
  • Heavy metals in sediments: sediment is the main pool of metals in the aquatic environment. Its quality can indicate the state of water pollution. The pollution of sediments by heavy metals is an important environmental problem, which will have an impact on aquatic organisms and human health.
  • Heavy metals in soil: fertilizers, fungicides, automobile exhaust, etc. will cause the accumulation of heavy metals in the soil. The bioavailability of heavy metals in soils is very important for their fate in the environment and for their uptake in plants.

Sources and deposition of heavy metals in different terrestrial ecosystems. Fig 1. Sources and deposition of heavy metals in different terrestrial ecosystems. (Shahid M, et al, 2021).

Advantages of Our Heavy Metal Test Kits

  • A variety of heavy metal detection technologies (ptical sensors, biosensors, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, ELISA, paper-based microfluidics, etc.) were adopted to develop test kits.
  • Used with heavy metal detector to quickly detect heavy metals in soil and water.
  • Simple operation, high sensitivity and equipped with operating instructions. Applicable to non-professionals in rapid inspection at the work or transaction site.

CD BioSciences provides a broad range of heavy metal test kits for for detecting mercury, cadmium, lead, etc. in water, sediments and soil. We are committed to producing fast, efficient, safe and inexpensive heavy metal test kits to meet your requirements. If you are interested in our products, welcome to contact us for products quotations and more detailed information.

Reference

  • 1. Shahid M, Natasha, et al. (2021) Ecotoxicology of Heavy Metal(loid)-Enriched Particulate Matter: Foliar Accumulation by Plants and Health Impacts. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 253: 65-113.
  • It should be noted that our products are for research purposes only. Not suitable for any clinical use.

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