Happy Holidays from All of Us!


From all of us at Brooks Applied Labs

As we look back on the many wonderful memories from 2017, we are reminded of
how much we have to be thankful for. Brooks Applied Labs is blessed with amazing
clients and colleagues, a growing business, and a brilliant and dedicated staff.

Thank you.

Warmest wishes for the holiday season,

Brooks Applied Labs

Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?

An article this month in The New York Times highlighted an important study by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) which explored the topic, “Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?” In both the article and in the associated HBBF report (found here), Brooks Applied Labs was named as the analytical laboratory partner that provided the testing services for total arsenic and arsenic speciation in a broad variety of baby foods. From the HBBF report, “We commissioned a nationally recognized laboratory with expertise in arsenic analysis, Brooks Applied Labs (BAL) near Seattle, Washington (http://brooksapplied.com/), to test for arsenic in the 105 cereal containers included in this study…BAL specializes in low-level metal analysis, including arsenic analysis in food. It has tested a wide range of cereals and grains. Its sensitive methods can detect arsenic in a wide range of infant cereal types, including non-rice varieties with low arsenic amounts.”

Brooks Applied Labs is honored to be part of such an important study that will undoubtedly have a direct impact on the future of infant nutritional safety and possible future FDA regulation in this area.

Visit our Food, Beverages & Supplements page to learn more.