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CWC Labs announces heavy metals water and soils testing services to the public; 20 toxic metals, minerals and trace elements analyzed via ICP-MS

TUCSON, Ariz., July 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally accredited laboratory CWC Labs, the analytical science branch of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, today announced water and soils testing services that analyze samples for 20 elements, including 7 toxic metals. Details are available at CWClabs.com.

The service, available via a sampling kit purchased online, allows anyone to collect a soil or water sample and send it to the laboratory for authoritative scientific analysis. There, accredited scientists analyze the sample to determine its parts per billion concentrations for 20 elements, including 7 toxic heavy metals (like lead, arsenic and mercury), 3 major minerals (such as magnesium) and 10 trace elements (such as zinc and selenium).

The director of the laboratory, Mike Adams, author of the No. 1 bestselling science book on Amazon.com entitled "Food Forensics," directs the scientific analysis of all water and soil samples. His recent analysis of hundreds of water samples from across America revealed that 6.7% of municipal water systems contain high levels of lead and other toxic elements in violation of EPA limits. "The citizens of America no longer trust cities to provide them with safe, clean water," Adams explained. "Our private testing service allows water consumers to get their water tested from a trusted, accredited, independent science lab that can't be influenced by local city politics." (Three water science officials in Flint, Michigan were recently charged with felony crimes for their part in an alleged science fraud scheme to hide water contamination data from the public.)

Because of increased fracking activity across the nation, many Americans are also concerned about the possible contamination of private well water from fracking-related activities. CWC Labs' water testing service allows individuals to sample their own well water and receive authoritative scientific analysis of metals, minerals and trace element contaminants.

CWC Labs is internationally accredited under ISO 17025 requirements, the "gold standard" for laboratory analytical excellence. The laboratory uses ICP-MS instrumentation and EPA methodologies to conduct an expanded elemental analysis covering all the following elements:

Aluminum (Al)
Arsenic (As)
Cadmium (Cd)
Nickel (Ni)
Lead (Pb)
Copper (Cu)
Mercury (Hg)
Magnesium (Mg)
Iron (Fe)
Potassium (K)
Zinc (Zn)
Manganese (Mn)
Molybdenum (Mo)
Selenium (Se)
Strontium (Sr)
Uranium (U)
Vanadium (V)
Silver (Ag)
Chromium (Cr3)
Cesium (Cs)

Learn more about CWC Labs water and soil testing services at CWClabs.com

Press Relations: Lacey M. lacey.m@consumerwellness.org 520-232-9300

Source:Consumer Wellness Center