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Test household items for heavy metals at the Metal Ion Core Open House, May 17

Could there be heavy metals in your baby food or drinking water? Get common household items tested for metal content at this year’s Metal Ion Core Open House on Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year is heavy metal testing on baby formula and food, and dog food. The Ralle Lab will be using their Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, or ICP-MS, to test for metals such as copper, iron and zinc, and … Read More

New Elemental Analysis Core website makes it easy to request services

OHSU’s Elemental Analysis Core uses Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, or ICP-MS, to determine precise elemental concentration in a variety of biological and manufactured materials. The core has just launched their new website where you can learn all about the ICP-MS instrument, which has parts per billion and parts per trillion sensitivities for more naturally occurring elements, and easily request sample analysis. The core also provides complimentary data analysis, offers sample preparation and experimental consultation, … Read More

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