Recommended Methods current

No. 93 - Determination of Selected Metals in Tobacco Products by ICP-MS

Second edition

December 2021 Ref. TTPA-284-2-CRM-93

This Recommended Method is applicable to the determination of arsenic (As), beryllium (Be), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) in tobacco, cigarette filler, smokeless tobacco (e.g. moist snuff, snus, chewing tobacco, and dry snuff), and ground cigars. This Recommended Method is also fit for the determination of arsenic and cadmium in nicotine pouches. The calibration range specified is from 0,0 µg/l to 25 µg/l for all analytes. There is an optional high standard of 50 µg/l that may be added. Selenium is included for informational purposes due to the difficulty in effectively removing isobaric interferences.


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