With the arrival of spring comes an increase in field sampling activities. In this issue we focus on metals in the environment at ultratrace levels. It is important to be able to reliably and defensibly measure metal contamination at increasingly low levels, particularly in water. Some metals can exert acute and chronic toxic effects at the part-per-trillion level.
The articles we bring you in this latest edition of Enviro Insights highlight the challenges associated with collecting samples for metal measurements at these extremely low concentrations, and offer solutions on how to overcome these challenges to ensure that the laboratory data represents the true contaminant level with no contribution from extraneous sources of contamination or background interferences.
As part of Maxxam’s commitment to achieving the highest level of customer experience, we are constantly developing new tools to facilitate the customer interface. In this issue we share many enhancements to our Customer Portal that will be launched in the spring of 2019.
And as always, we’ve included our “Fun Facts” section describing some applications where heavy metals are important and improve our lives.