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PurTest Lead Test Kit

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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 can result in miscarriage.
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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 can result in miscarriage.

The U.S. EPA estimates more than 40,000 citizens use water that contains harmful levels of lead. Most municipal plants do test for lead, but lead contamination is most likely to come from the distribution network or even our home's plumbing system. Older homes often have lead in the pipes. Lead in pipes was banned from new home construction in 1987. Newer homes often have lead in the soldered pipe fittings. Lead was not banned from plumbing fixtures in the U.S. until 1996.

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. Each kit will check water from one tap.

PurTest® Lead Test 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).

PurTest® COPPER TEST: Copper contamination in water can lead to brain and liver damage, jaundice, pancreatitis and hemolytic anemia.

PurTest® 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.