Heavy Metal Testing

A heavy metal, broadly speaking, is any relatively dense metal. More specific definitions have been proposed (sometimes including metalloids such as arsenic and antimony), but no definition has obtained widespread acceptance. Because of their heaviness and many specialised properties, heavy metals are useful in nearly all aspects of modern economic activity. But some of them are very toxic. Heavy metals cannot be biodegraded, instead it bioaccumulates in the environment or human bodies through the food chain. The accumulation in human bodies may pose potential hazard of chronic toxicity.

Tags: environment, food contact materials (FCMs), food, cosmetics & hygienic products, electrical and electronic equipment, toys & children’s products, textiles, footwear and luggage


EU REACH Regulation

EU RoHS Directive

EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC & EU EN71-3

EU Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 for food contact materials

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100



US Prop 65

GB 6675 Safety of Toys

GB 21027 Request in Common Use of Security for Student’s Articles

GB 28480 Limit of Harmful Substances in Coatings for Toys

Other regulations, directives or standards

C&K Testing can provide professional testing for heavy metals as per standards of different countries and regions. Besides, we can render you one-stop solutions integrating consulting, testing and certification. Please feel free to contact test@cirs-group.com or leave us a message if any question. Staffed by experienced specialists, C&K Testing can assure you of the quality and safety of your products by our professional testing services as per different standards. 


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