Protect your family - your water should be safe to drink and acceptable for all other household uses. Though your water may appear safe it may contain water contaminants that you cannot detect through taste and clarity alone. This All in One test kit gives you rapid, comprehensive results for several of the most common contaminants found in drinking water.
The USEPA recommends that you test your water at least once a year and especially if you are on a private well since water quality is your responsibility. The results you get from this kit will give you a comparison to the USEPA recommended levels, letting you assess the quality of water you drink.
Instructions are clear and concise, no harsh chemicals are used, no expensive equipment is required, and the results are easy to read.
Test Strips Included:
2 Total Alkalinity
2 Total Hardness
2 Total Chlorine
2 Free Chlorine
|Strip Qty.||Contaminant||Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of or Potential Problems Caused by Contaminated Water|
|1||Bacteria||Indicate the possible presence of disease-causing bacteria from human or animal waste|
|1||Lead||Infants and children: delays in physical and mental development Adults: kidney problems; high blood pressure|
|2||Nitrate||Shortness of breath and "blue baby syndrome" - found in infants less than 6 months. The child could become seriously ill and if left untreated, may die.|
|2||Nitrite||Potential birth defects associated with pregnant women|
|2||Iron||Gives a rusty color to the water and may affect taste|
|2||Sulfate||Dehydration and laxative effect|
|1||Pesticides||Acute poisoning symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, stomach and intestinal upset, numbness of extremities, spasms, convulsions and heart attacks|
|2||Copper||Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea. Kidney and liver damage in infants|
|2||Total Chlorine||Eye/nose irritation; stomach discomfort, anemia, nervous system effects|
|2||pH value||Can be used as an indicator whether the water is hard or soft. The pH level of your water should be checked to determine whether your water is acidic. Water with a low pH (less than 7.0) may have problems with leaching of copper and lead from residential plumbing.|
|2||Total Alkalinity||Can have a drying effect on the skin|
|2||Total Hardness||Can cause scale buildup in appliances and hard water deposits on glass and other surfaces|