Even though water leaving a water treatment facility may comply with local drinking standards, metals can leach into water from pipres, fittings and fixtures. Toxic effects of heavy metals and heavy metal contamination can be poisonous, ingestion of heavy metal is dangerous and can lead to illness and in some case be fatal. A broad range of concentrations can be measured with this Quick Water Metals Check for water quality testing. These patented tests can determine if your tap water contains any heavy metals, including: Iron (ferrous +2), Copper Cu+2, Cobalt Co+2, Zinc Zn+2, Cadmium Cd+2, Nickel Ni+2, Lead Pb+2, Mercury Hg+2 and other +2 valence metals.
Suitable for: any fresh water, including tap, pond, lake, well water
This test uses a very sensitive non-specific indicator that detects many common metals of concern. Accurate results are obtained quickly, making this Metals test kit ideal for water treatment use. Strips are packaged in individually sealed foil packets labeled with an easy-to-use, detailed color chart. This test offers very low detection levels:
- All tap water that passes through a metal pipe will read 20ppb or higher for heavy metals
- Filtered or RO system-purified water should read <10ppb
- Commercially bottled water should read <10ppb
ppb = parts per billion
USEPA regulation recommends levels of Lead <15ppb, Mercury <2ppb, Copper <1000ppb and Cadmium <5ppb.
This patented test promises to be a very attractive alternative to wet chemical Iodine tests for several reasons. WA mechanical reader is NOT required, accurate results are achieved in under three minutes, and best of all, this product is safe and easy to use since there are no chemicals to mix, an MSDS is not required, and the indicator is noncarcinogenic.
Number of tests: 6
Sensitivity: <10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 400, 1000 µg/L (Co, Cd, Zn, Cu, etc…)
Total Test time: 2 minutes and 30 seconds
If more than one metal is detected, the values are combined. Please note, that whilst this kit will indicate the level of metals which are present in your water sample, it does not indicate what type of metal it is.
Also available as apack with 4 test strips, please click here.
To test your body (using urine or saliva) for Heavy Metals contamination then click here: Heavy Metals Test Kit