Pesticide Contamination

Pesticide Contamination

What you don’t see can hurt you. We can test for the unknown.

Pesticides are any substance that is applied to an area for the purpose of repelling “pests,” or unwanted plants and vermin. There are two major classes of pesticides: insecticides (to repel or exterminate insects) and herbicides (to eradicate unwanted plant life or weeds). Pesticides have been used for centuries and typically aid in the increase of agricultural yield and overall plant and animal health. Additionally, pesticides are used in industrial spaces for grounds maintenance, raw materials protection, and a variety of other purposes. And, just because your product may not be a direct agriculture commodity, most consumer products, such as health and beauty products, food and nutraceuticals, and CBD containing products, are made with organic components or raw materials that have potential pesticide contamination.

If you are not a direct agriculture business, the risk for consumer exposure in most cases is minimal, however, some risk to your products and your consumers can occur if these chemicals are improperly handled during any phase of your product’s manufacturing. At One Bond Laboratories, we follow rigorous protocols, and use state-of-the-art instrumentation in the determination of the absence or presence of pesticide contamination in a product. While we have pesticide screens that cover a number of highly scrutinized industries, we can modify our screens to match your needs and specific requirements. We are available to test your products or raw materials prior to production to minimize your risk for final product failure.

Finally, at One Bond Laboratories, we can go beyond providing you with analytical data–we have toxicologists and industrial hygienists to aid you in understanding your risk and potential engineering mitigation solutions.