Comparison Of XRF, TXRF, AND ICP-MS Methods for determination of mercury in face cream

The purpose of this study was to develop, evaluate and compare, ICP-MS, XRF, and TXRF methods for accurate quantitation of mercury in 10 different face cream samples. The Stomacher® 80 was used as part of the XRF method.

Authors: Peter T. Palmer, San Francisco State University, Gordon Vrdoljak, California Department of Public Health, Richard Jacobs, Food and Drug Administration

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