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  • APA Lab helps expose bleach being sold as a "cure" for Coronavirus

    Analysis by the Public Analyst at Kent Scientific Services found that a Coronavirus "cure" being marketed by vendors in the UK contained potentially dangerous levels of chemicals that could cause adverse health effects. The products were described as MMS (Miracle Mineral Solutions) and it was claimed that a drop of each could be put into food to cure various illnesses including Covid. One combination was around 20% Sodium Chlorite and 50% Citric Acid and the other was 20% Sodium Chlorite and 4% Hydrochloric Acid.

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What we do - Making it crystal clear

  • Putting things in Perspective

    The day to day work carried out by the members of the APA has a direct effect on our daily lives — from the food that we eat to the air we breathe, from checking the safety of children's toys to providing a frontline emergency response unit for chemical leaks.

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  • Case studies

    View some recent case studies of work carried out by members of the APA showcasing the diverse range of instances where our members get involved.

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Job Vacancies

  • Operational Manager - Public Analyst with Edinburgh Scientific Services

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead Scientific Services chemistry and microbiology laboratories which generate income for the Council and deliver the statutory Public Analyst and Agricultural Analyst reporter functions to nine local authorities. As a motivated leader you will drive forward customer service, continuous improvement and initiate new commercialisation opportunities. As a city of culture Edinburgh has much to offer to balance the exciting challenge of this unique role.

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