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.

March 7, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Welcome To The Fifth Edition!

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…
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March 6, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Podcast: The Toxic Metals We Consume

In this episode, we talk about metals that are toxic to plants, animals and ultimately human beings, how we may ingest them, and the effects they can have on us.
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March 5, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Important Considerations When Sampling for Ultratrace Metals

https://youtu.be/w6N-oeCKksQ
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March 4, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Sample Collection for Trace Level Metals

Are your hands up for the job? Contaminants in water and wastewater are an unwelcome by-product of the day-to-day activities of our modern society. Laboratories and the industry must continually…
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March 3, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Non-Lethal Fish Tissue Sampling for Metals

Insight into the exposure of aquatic organisms such as fish to anthropogenic pollutants is important in gauging both aquatic ecosystem health and the potential for human exposure to contaminants through…
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February 28, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Ultratrace Metals Analyses Webinar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBjv68ME-wc#t=1m20s
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February 27, 2019 in Articles, Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Ultratrace Metals Analyses in Water – FAQs

Many metals, when dissolved in waters can be toxic to plants, animals and people.   Some metal compounds can be acutely toxic at very low levels. Others can accumulate in plants…
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February 26, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Fun Facts – Metals in Medicine: A Brief History

We all know that some metals, such as iron, zinc and copper, are essential for health, but did you know that metals have been used in medicine since before earliest…
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February 25, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Enhancing Customer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Improving Customer Experience is part of our culture at Maxxam.  By looking at our business from the customer’s perspective, we strive to design services, processes and tools that support your…
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February 24, 2019 in Spring 2019 - Ultratrace Metals

Weedbusting Warriors!

Some of Maxxam’s team in British Columbia dedicated their Day of Caring to “weedbusting” with the Burnaby Lake Park Association (BLPA). Wearing protective gloves and equipped with the proper tools…
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