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Looking to test the ppm for lead in a powder that is a food item. No experience in chemistry. Possibly may need to test for other heavy metals.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you add more context? What instruments you have access to? $\endgroup$
    – M. Farooq
    Aug 4 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ I have zero instruments but could purchase some basics from a surplus store. I don't have great access to a workspace... $\endgroup$ Aug 4 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ No the instruments for detect metals in food will cost a fortune. You need to contact a professional lab. $\endgroup$
    – M. Farooq
    Aug 4 at 16:24
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Yes! Here.

Google is your friend. You are in Canada, so I'm uncertain if your regular pharmacies carry such kits (many of ours do in the US).

Start with home kits - they have you mail-in a specimen - and graduate if needed based on LDL (lower detection limits).

You should be able to get a good idea (maybe binary) about contaminants, which you can then follow-up with more expensive but very worthwhile tests involving more advanced analytical techniques.

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