Test Reports

Contaminant Antimony Lead Cadmium Chromium DEHP
Health risks associated with the contaminant Carcinogenic in Nature, Cardiovascular ill effects (increased blood pressure, altered ECG readings and heart muscle damage). Dangerous impact on the Human Reproductive System in both Males and Females Kidney damage, associated with high blood pressure, Affects reproductive system in both Males and Females. Ingestion of any significant amount of cadmium causes immediate poisoning and damage to the liver and the kidneys. Chromium may Cause Lung Cancer, and is carcinogenic in Nature. Endocrine disruptor; liver problems; increased risk of cancer as DEHP is carcinogenic in nature. Already banned in many countries including France and Denmark.
Possible source of contaminant in PET/ Plastic Bottles Used as a catalyst at granule manufacturing stage Used as a coloring Agent especially for Amber PET bottles Used as a coloring Agent for colored PET bottles Used as a coloring Agent for colored PET bottles Used in the Polymerization process, wherein it is blended with the resin to achieve desirable characteristics

PET is widely used as a container for packaging alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical products and other fluids. The use of these toxic materials is on the rise mainly due to its cost effectiveness in comparison to glass containers. The attached report by All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIHPH) covers the harmful effects of PET bottles used in storing a wide variety of fluids.

AIIHPH Report

Source IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 US - EPA
Safety Limits 0.005 0.01 0.05 0.006
Product Storage Temp. Antimony Lead Chromium DEHP
Benadryl Syrup RT 0.02 0.03 0.018 0.018
40⁰C 0.032 0.03 0.019 0.023
60⁰C 0.048 0.05 0.026 0.028
Polybion Syrup RT 0.012 0.03 0.008 0.031
40⁰C 0.012 0.03 0.008 0.045
60⁰C 0.036 0.03 0.02 0.048
Alex Cough Syrup RT 0.016 0.01 0.02 0.009
40⁰C 0.02 0.02 0.022 0.016
60⁰C 0.048 0.02 0.03 0.029
Mucaine Syrup RT 0.014 0.05 0.011 0.036
40⁰C 0.014 0.05 0.011 0.044
60⁰C 0.029 0.05 0.012 0.045

Solid waste management is an integral part of urban society that maintains environmental balance. However, due to sustainable economic development, there has been a proliferation in our consumption scale and pattern; thus generating much more plastic waste than what can be reclaimed. Indian Institute of Toxicological Research (IITR) gives us a fine report on this issue.

IITR Report

ITEMS Storage DEHP Lead Cadmium Chromium
Safety Limits
0.006 0.01 0.01 0.05
Source (All in mg/L) US - EPA IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005
Aerated Drink (Thums-Up) RT BDL 0.016 0.009 0.006
40⁰C 0.078 0.014 0.009 0.006
60⁰C 0.072 0.015 0.009 0.1
Liquor (Prestige Life) RT BDL 0.005 BDL 0.005
40⁰C 0.089 0.007 BDL 0.004
60⁰C 0.104 0.011 BDL 0.005
Cough Syrup (Benadryl) RT BDL 0.039 0.003 0.076
40⁰C 0.055 0.098 0.004 0.07
60⁰C 0.021 0.17 0.007 0.061
Hair Oil (Navaratna Oil) RT 0.055 0.002 BDL 0.005
40⁰C 5.312 BDL BDL 0.002
60⁰C 6.152 0.003 BDL 0.004

In recent years, we have noticed growing use of polymeric materials across industries and also an increasing need for polymer characterization to ensure optimal performance of different materials. A report submitted by the National Test House (NTH) gives an elaborate breakdown of these materials within different categories.

NTH Report

Segment Product Storage Temp. Antimony Lead Cadmium Chromium DEHP

Safety Limits
0.005 0.01 0.01 0.05 0.006
(All in mg/L) Source
IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 IS: 13428: 2005 US - EPA
Pharmaceutical Benadryl RT 0.004 0.007 0.005 0.004 0.009
40⁰C 0.022 0.011 0.009 0.008 0.024
60⁰C 0.033 0.04 0.011 0.012 0.032
Liquor IMFL (Green Label) RT 0.016 0.007 0.004 0.004 0.014
40⁰C 0.053 0.014 0.007 0.006 0.028
60⁰C 0.092 0.025 0.016 0.01 0.065
Carbonated Beverages Sprite RT 0.012 0.006 0.004 0.005 0.013
40⁰C 0.031 0.01 0.007 0.008 0.023
60⁰C 0.047 0.014 0.012 0.011 0.042
Beverages Beverages (Amul Kool Milk) RT 0.008 0.009 0.01 0.01 0.016
40⁰C 0.012 0.017 0.013 0.012 0.019
60⁰C 0.018 0.027 0.015 0.014 0.021