Dear Government Laboratory,

Do you carry out testing on mercury contamination in water, soil and food, and if so can I have statistics/data on how many tests have failed your standards/guidelines/thresholds in the last 5 years? If not can you point me to any other departments responsible for this testing.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

Government Laboratory

Dear Mr Edmunds,

Thank you for your email of 23 January 2018.

Monitoring metallic contaminants, including mercury, in water and soil in
the environment is under the purview of the Environmental Protection
Department (EPD) while Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for
monitoring metallic contaminants in foods. In this connection, you may
wish to contact EPD and CFS for more information. Contacts of both
departments can be found on their respective websites:
[1]http://www.epd.gov.hk and [2]http://www.cfs.gov.hk .

Best Regards,
Dr. YAU Ho-pan, Michael
Chemist
Trace Elements Section
Government Laboratory
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