Heavy metals testing kit FAQ
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Copper test kit FAQs
The kit tests up to 2.0 ppm (mg/l).
0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 1, 2 ppm (mg/l)
The EPA recommends a maximum copper level of 1.0 ppm.
Metallic taste and blue-green staining of sinks and tubs.
Yes. The kit is compatible with pool and spa water.
Yes. The kit detects copper in natural waters. The kit cannot not be used to measure chelated or “bound” copper algaecides.
No. The test is designed only for testing copper in freshwater and saltwater.
Iron test kit FAQs
The kit tests up to 5.0 ppm (mg/l).
0, 0.3, 0.5, 1, 3, 5 ppm (mg/L)
The EPA recommends a maximum iron level of 0.3 ppm (mg/l).
Metallic taste, rusty color and red-orange staining of sinks and tubs.
This kit detects ferric (Fe +3 ) as well as ferrous (Fe +2 ) forms of iron.
Yes. The kit detects iron in natural freshwater sources.
No. The test is designed only for testing iron in freshwater.
Lead test kit FAQs
The lead test kit is a Yes/No test. If the level of lead in the water sample is above the EPA limit of 15 parts per billion, it will indicate a positive lead test result.
The maximum contaminant level in public water supplies is 15 parts per billion (ppb)
Lead has no color, odor or taste in levels normally found in drinking water.
Yes. The lead test can be used to screen for lead in water fountains, sinks, etc.
No. A special lead paint test kit is required for that.
Mercury test kit FAQs
The kit tests up to 1000 ppb (µg/l).
0, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 ppb (µg/l)
The EPA recommends a maximum mercury level of 2.0 ppb for municipal water supplies. The ideal mercury level is 0 ppb.
Mercury has no color, odor or taste in levels normally found in drinking water.
Yes. The kit detects mercury in natural freshwater sources.
No. The test is designed only for testing mercury in freshwater.
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