Archive For The “Copper” Category

Question About SenSafe Heavy Metals Test Strips

By | October 5, 2014

We received a question from ‘George W B’ (and yes, that really was his really his email screen name.) asking about the detection capabilities of SenSafe Heavy Metals Check test strips. George asked, “I like to ask about the Metals Strips paper, is that check Copper, Cadmium, copper in the same time? Please, reply me […]

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Why are Phosphates Added to the Public Water Supply?

By | April 3, 2014

‘Shondra’ asked, “I live in a city that just sent out an annual water quality report and it says they add phosphates to our drinking water. Why do they do that? Is there a good reason for us to be drinking phosphates? Doesn’t sound like an essential vitamin or mineral to me.” We talk about […]

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Why is Mercury a Problem? Doesn’t It Flush Out Like Other Toxins?

By | August 26, 2013

We recently received an inquiry from ‘Angel-Ize’ who asked, “In school they taught us the human body flushes out things it does not need or want in it so what’s the big deal about metals like mercury in our water? The body will just excrete it and be on its way. Please explain. Thks.” Mercury [...]

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Does Copper in Pool Water Turn Your Hair & Skin Green?

By | May 30, 2013

Today’s inquiry came from a fellow named Gary who wanted to know about the relationship between concentrations of dissolved copper in swimming pool water and the tendency of hair (and skin?) to turn green. Pool Check Copper 3-Way Test Stripsfor Copper, pH and Alkalinity “Can any amount of copper in pool water color your hair [...]

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Chlorine Tests Reading Zero… What Should I Add?

By | March 18, 2013

Today’s inquiry came to us from ‘Sally’, a new hot tub owner, who asked about the difference between free and total chlorine. may sound dumb but I have just purchased a hot tub and these strips came with it, I am not understanding the difference between total chlorine and free chlorine my test shows 0 [...]

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Alternative to Wet Chemical Kit for Copper Testing

By | February 26, 2013

As some of us start gearing up for the coming swimming pool season here in the United States — while others shovel 3 feet of freshly fallen snow — we find ourselves receiving more and more inquiries for pool test kit recommendations each week. Today’s question came via email from ‘Mya’ who asked a very [...]

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Do You Have Test Strips for Copper, pH and Total Alkalinity?

By | January 24, 2013

Today’s inquiry came to us from a gentleman by the name of ‘Chris’ who asked a very simple question: “Do You Have a Test for Copper, pH and Total Alkalinity?” Test Strip for Copper, pH & Alkalinity For those curious as to WHY a person would have interest in a fast, easy-to-use and accurate test [...]

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Testing for Metals in Drinking Water — Important!

By | January 17, 2013

Common misconception: ‘I have city water so I have no reason to worry about metals in my drinking water’ Water Metals Test Kit, 50 Tests per BottleLow Detection of < 10ppb (parts per billion) Sounds like it would make sense that treated, filtered water dispensed (sold) by a municipality or privatized water company would not [...]

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Environmental Water Test Results Faked?

By | October 19, 2012

If ever we needed a reason to test our water on a regular basis, and by the way we really don’t NEED another reason, this situation would certainly push us in that direction. COMPLETE Water Test Kit An ex-employee at an asphalt company has come forward recently with allegations that higher-ups in the company encouraged [...]

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Drinking Water Safety Tip After a Vacation Regarding Metals in Drinking Water

By | May 11, 2012

Summer weather appears to have made its presence known in a few places already this year and many people have already started planning their annual vacations. While making those plans we ask that you add one small note at the bottom of your schedule or itinerary: Flush your home’s water lines for a bit when [...]

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