PurTest Lead Test Kit P0202
PurTest Lead Test Kit is a rapid immunoassay test for lead in drinking water. The test can detect lead at very low levels, even below the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb). It's instant, do-it-yourself EPA-based method allows you to screen your water for dangerous levels of lead in 10 minutes. This test will detect lead down to the EPA-safe standard of 15 ppb (parts per billion).
- Each kit contains supplies for 1 lead test plus 2 FREE copper tests. The copper test strips allow you to instantly check if copper is present in your water in excess of the EPA standard of 1.3 ppm
- Accurately screens water for dangerous levels of lead in less than 10 minutes
Risks of lead and copper contaminated water: Treating for lead contamination is critical since lead poisoning can present serious health risks such as gastrointestinal disorders, paralysis, brain and spinal cord damage especially in children. For pregnant women, lead contamination may result in miscarriage. Copper contamination in water can lead to brain and liver damage, jaundice, pancreatitis and hemolytic anemia.
Initial testing should be done every 6 months, then every two years. It is critical to check the primary faucet used for drinking and cooking water, usually the kitchen tap. It's best to check every faucet. PurTest® Lead Test Kit Instructions