Análisis del agua

Acreditación: DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

Analizamos todos los metales recuperables del agua de acuerdo con los métodos de la EPA y la normativa europea en materia de agua potable. Los valores del análisis del agua se comparan con los Niveles Máximos de Contaminantes (MCL) definidos por la EPA y las oficinas europeas de regulación del agua. Dado que las regulaciones son menos estrictas en los EE.UU. que en Europa, comparamos los valores con las normas europeas, pero también hacemos referencia a las de la EPA.

Perfil rutinario básico del agua (Dureza incluida) (P8)
Material necesario: 5-7 ml de agua

Aluminio, antimonio, arsénico, bario, berilio, plomo, boro, calcio, cromo, hierro, cadmio, cobre, magnesio, manganeso, níquel, mercurio, selenio, plata, estroncio, talio, uranio, zinc.

Perfil rutinario corto del agua (Dureza incluida) (P80)
Material necesario: 5-7 ml de agua

Cadmio, Calcio, Cinc, Cobre, Magnesio, Níquel, Plomo, Uranio

Perfil rutinario Uranio del agua(Uranio)
Material necesario: 5-7 ml de agua

Lithium in water associated with Autism

New research studies have found that consuming lithium-contaminated tap water during pregnancy could be associated with an increased risk of newborn autism development. As lithium levels increased, so did the risk of an autism diagnosis.  

Water analysis as offered by Micro Trace Minerals seems warranted during and after pregnancy. We routinely test lithium in water.

Some countries have high lithium reserves . To find out more about your country's lithium production, check this site.

Uranium in drinking water. How does it get there?

Uranium occurs naturally in soil and rocks. It can enter groundwater and contaminate drinking water, which, over time, can harm health. In certain regions such as Nebraska, uranium is more present in rocks, soil and water than in other areas. Uranium cannot be detected by taste, sight or smell.

In drinking water, the chemical properties of uranium are of greater concern than its radioactivity. Studies show that elevated levels of uranium in drinking water can affect the kidneys. In Nova Scotia, uranium levels in drinking water are between 0.005 and 0.83 milligrams per litre (mg/L). The Canadian guideline for uranium in drinking water is 0.02 mg/L.

Uranium concentrations of up to 700 µg/litre (=0.7mg/l) have been found in private supplies in Canada (Moss et al., 1983; Moss, 1985). A study in Finland examined a population receiving drinking-water containing uranium with a median concentration of 28 µg/litre (Kurttio et al., 2002). In a study of 476 Norwegian groundwater samples, 18% had uranium concentrations in excess of 20 µg/litre (=0.02mg/l)(Frengstad et al., 2000). Concentrations in excess of 20 µg/litre have been reported in groundwater from parts of New Mexico, USA (Hakonson-Hayes et al., 2002), and central Australia (Hostetler et al., 1998; Fitzgerald et al., 1999). 


Uranium in Mineral Water

There is no statutory binding maximum level for uranium in mineral water. When manufacturers claim that these waters are suitable for the preparation of infant formula, the mineral water in question may not contain more than 2 microgram uranium per litre.
The German environmental agency guideline for tap and mineral water  is10 microgramm per litre.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a guideline value of 15 microgram per litre.