6/7/2016 9:00:00 AM

CWC Labs was just awarded the highest standard of international accreditation: ISO 17025

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Bastrop, Texas, June 7, 2016 -- After two years of laboratory compliance work and extensive quality control development, CWC Labs has just been awarded the highest standard of international laboratory accreditation: ISO 17025.

What is ISO 17025 and why does it matter?

ISO 17025 is an international standard for laboratory excellence that requires years of preparation and practice, extensive documentation, a detailed quality control procedure for all analytical methods, rigorous training of lab personnel, documented traceability of all instruments and reference materials, plus proven competency and accuracy in analytical testing via high-end instrumentation.

Click here to read a summary overview of ISO 17025 from ISO.org, the international standards organization.

ISO 17025 accreditation is such a difficult standard to achieve that it is surprisingly rare in the world of laboratories. Most university labs are not ISO accredited, and many do not follow the rigorous quality control processes required at ISO accredited laboratories. Surprisingly, most labs offering commercial testing services are also not ISO accredited because achieving that level of accreditation takes years of dedication to analytical excellence.

In giving credit to ISO standards, our pursuit of ISO 17025 accreditation made us a vastly better laboratory than we could have achieved on our own. The rigorous compliance requirements of ISO "upped our game" and forced myself and our entire laboratory team to function at an extremely high level of accuracy and technical proficiency. The result is that we now demonstrate a commanding mastery of the analytical instrumentation used in our lab.

At CWC Labs, we can analyze soils, compost, well water, sports drinks, vaccines, perfumes, snack chips, fish oil supplements and almost anything else you can imagine. In all these items, we can detect and quantitate very precise concentrations of individual elements (metals and minerals), hormone disruptors, pesticides, preservative chemicals, phytonutrients, chemical solvents, industrial contaminants, pharmaceutical drug residues and much more.

How to verify the ISO 17025 accreditation of the Consumer Wellness Center Labs

ISO 17025 accreditation is granted by third party accreditation bodies after extensive auditing, proficiency testing and other rigorous compliance activities. Not only is CWC Labs now accredited ISO 17025, but we have achieved this milestone through one of the world's most recognized international accreditation bodies known as Perry John Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA).

PJLA has accredited a large number of laboratories all across the world, and it is one of the top recognized ISO accreditation bodies operating today. By visiting this accreditation search link and entering the word "Consumer" in the laboratory name field (or enter certificate # L16-224 in the certificate field), you can click "Search" and find our laboratory accreditation listing.

You'll see that we were accredited on May 25th, 2016, and that our accreditation is valid through August 31st, 2018. You'll also see that our ISO accreditation status is "active."

JPLA has also accredited many other highly recognized science-based organizations around the world such as:

  • University of Georgia Center for Applied Isotope Studies
  • Alliance Analytical Laboratories
  • Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions
  • Daiichi Kishimoto Clinical Laboratories, Inc. Tomakomai Head Office
  • Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Japan Inspection Association of Food and Food Industry Environment
  • Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science
  • Olympus Scientific Solutions Technologies Incorporated

CWC Labs is now open for commercial customers

We're now welcoming commercial clients who need ICP-MS analysis (elements + heavy metals), and we'll soon be rolling out services for individuals to test their well water.

Anyone interested in our laboratory services may reach us via this contact page.

Now, you can meet all the necessary FDA requirements for your products with the help of the founder and lab science director of an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, which is exactly what the FDA recognizes as authoritative.

But our primary mission is to serve the public interest with independent science

When we're not running samples for commercial customers, we'll be using all the tools and expertise of CWC Labs to conduct meaningful science in the public interest.

We've already begun that process, in fact, with the release of the first 100 water test results from across America. Find those results in our newly launched science journal called the Natural Science Journal.

You can download the journal for free, or view the full text of my first published scientific study entitled ICP-MS analysis of toxic elements (heavy metals) in 100 municipal water samples from across the United States.

(An expanded version of this science paper, covering hundreds more water results, will be submitted to more mainstream journals for publication later this year.)

Throughout 2016, we will be using our accredited science lab to conduct analytical testing of products like dog food, protein powders, chocolate bars, vaccines, dietary supplements, cosmetic products and much more.

All the results will be published for free at NaturalScienceJournal.com

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