There is nothing more expensive for a company than a recall. Public safety issues cause recalls. When recalls happen, the brand owner eats every cost associated with producing and distributing their product. For food, dietary supplements, and cosmetics, recalls occur when the product contains harmful microorganisms or heavy metals.
Levels of organic mercury build in the aquatic food chain and can be consumed by eating fish or shellfish. Inorganic mercury is in the soil, air, and water and can contaminate crops. Consuming inorganic or organic mercury or applying inorganic mercury in cosmetics can cause neurological and kidney damage, skin rashes, and fetal developmental abnormalities. CTLA is ready to serve your every laboratory need for the safety and nutritional labeling of all food, supplements, and cosmetic products.(CTLA is not a testing facility designed to perform medical testing. Please, do not send us a blood or urine sample. We do not perform blood or urine tests looking for lead exposure, lead poisoning, nor the need for chelation therapy.)