Certain, especially dense, metals can be toxic to humans even at low levels. They are naturally found in the earth’s crust and therefore in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil in which we grow our food.
It is known that Cannabis is an excellent bioremediator—that is, it soaks up the majority of compounds its roots are exposed to, even at low levels. This can include any heavy metals that may be present in the soil or water around the plant.
Even Cannabis plants that are grown in controlled indoor environments are not free from exposure to heavy metals, as they may be present in the water, soil, or fertilizers introduced to help grow the plant.
Nova Analytic Labs tests for heavy metals in the final product, as well as materials in cultivation such as water, soil and fertilizer products purchased from third party vendors or created in house.