Archive For The “Metals” Category

Featured Product: WaterSafe Lead in Water Test Kit

By | August 2, 2015

The WaterSafe Lead in Water Test Kit makes testing for potentially dangerous levels of dissolved lead in drinking water a fast and easy process. Giving useful results in just minutes, the WaterSafe Lead Test lets you know if your drinking water contains more than 15 ppb (parts per billion) dissolved lead. WaterSafe Lead in Water […]

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About ‘Lead in Drinking Water’ Warnings and What You Can Do if Affected

By | April 1, 2015

Newspapers and online news outlets around the country love the thrill of informing people that their drinking water may contain unsafe levels of lead and spilling the beans on the dangers of consuming too much lead, but we feel too many of the stories put out there lack something: Advice for people w/ affected water! […]

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Does Arsenic Quick Detect Arsenic in Wine?

By | March 31, 2015

A reader by the name of ‘ComicHunter’ recently asked, “Hi .. well with this article in CA in the news today.. would this Arsenic Test Kit work on wine? ( http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-cheap-wine-you-re-drinking-may-hold-6147956.php ) Thanks!” Quite honestly we do not know if Arsenic Quick Test Kits would test for arsenic in wine for two main reasons: 1) […]

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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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USGS Report: Drinking Water Contaminated by Nearby Oil Field

By | April 23, 2014

Contamination of drinking water supply has long existed as a fear held by those who live near oil fields and more recently in areas when hydraulic fracturing for the purpose of natural gas extraction takes place. For the most part investigations of possible contamination incidents have yielded reports of no contamination or results that gas […]

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Question: Water Test Kits for Metals like Lead, Mercury and Aluminum in Drinking Water

By | April 11, 2014

Water metals can show up in drinking water from any number of sources including water system service lines and plumbing for city/tap water customer and from well casing, plumbing and the environment itself for folks with well water. SenSafe Heavy Metals Checkfor Total Metals Concentration Today’s inquiry came from ‘John J’ who asked, “I am […]

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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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Simple Tests for Water Wells Near Hydraulic Fracturing

By | March 25, 2014

With all the debate over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (also called ‘fracking’) negatively impacts the environment, many homeowners with private wells who live in areas where fracking takes place find themselves lost in a sea of information (and misinformation!) when they attempt to seek out simple ways to determine whether or not potentially hazardous […]

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Indiana Offers Comprehensive Well Water Testing for FREE to 400 Private Well Owners

By | March 24, 2014

Free water testing…. for private well owners in the State of Indiana. WaterSafe Well Water Test Kit The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Water Quality (OWQ) recently announced that it would offer residential well owners the opportunity to have their water tested for several critical water quality parameters as part of a […]

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New Lead in Water Study Shows Old Test Procedure Had Shortcomings — Chicago, IL

By | January 4, 2014

Inaccurate lead in city water tests in the Windy City? According to a new EPA study, yes, the manner in which city workers, homeowners, business owners, and private groups that monitor water quality may have yielded less than accurate results. WaterSafe Lead in Water Test “A recently completed study by the U.S. Department of Environmental […]

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