LEAD SURFACE TEST KIT

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Lead Surface Test kit

Lead Surface Test Kit

DIY Test Kit

 

$9.99

 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has stated that “Lead poisoning is the number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States” (Federal Register Vol. 59, NO. 46)

WHAT IS LEAD?

Lead is a heavy, soft, metal that occurs naturally underneath the earth’s surface. Since it is virtually indestructible and non-biodegradable, manufacturers have used it for years to make many different products including paint, batteries, gasoline and pipes.

HOW DO YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH LEAD?

Lead-based paint (LBP) was banned in 1978, yet over 50 million homes still contain some lead according to HUD. Lead based paint was used windows, doors, wood trim, walls, cabinets, porches, stairs, railings, fire escapes, old furniture (cribs), and even children’s toys. As the paint cracks and peels, paint chips are loosened and then it can be eaten by children. Mine put almost every thing in their mouth.

Lead dust is one of the most common source of lead exposure. Moving parts of windows and doors create paint dust. Remodeling and renovations also create paint dust.

HOW DO YOU FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A LEAD PROBLEM?

To find out if you have lead on something you must test. The PRO-LABŪ Professional Lead Surface Test Kit is by far the most accurate instant lead test kit available to the consumer. The test pads detect the presence of lead to as little as 5 parts per million. Now you will know if your child's toys are safe.

Each test kit has 6 sample test pads and an eye dropper.

COMPLETE DIRECTIONS INSIDE - KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN


How to Use Your Lead Test Kit.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before starting the test, you must cut the two (2) lead test pads into three (3) equal pieces each, creating a total of six (6) smaller test pads. To insure longevity, immediately place the product back in package to protect from damaging sunlight.

1. CLEAN all dust, dirt and grease from surface to be tested.

2. TAKE A SMALL test pad and moisten with eye dropper by placing approximately 4 drops of water on test pad. Be careful not to over saturate the pad. (Note: Orange coloring of the test pad is normal when reacting to water. Do not be alarmed!)

3. PRESS or Rub moistened test pad firmly against surface to be tested and hold for approximately two (2) minutes.

RESULTS: If test pad or tested area turns pinkish to dark purple, dangerous levels of lead are present.

FOR SOIL

1. Gather one teaspoon of soil and place in a non-leaded (plastic) container.

2. Mix soil to break up any large pieces.

3. Add two (2) teaspoons white wine vinegar to the soil sample and mix well. Let sample sit overnight at room temperature.

4. The following morning, remove one (1) small drop of of vinegar with eye dropper and place the drop on a dry test pad. Wait two (2) minutes and look for a noticeable pinkish to dark purple tinted color change.

RESULTS: If test pad (with sample) turns pinkish to dark purple, dangerous levels of lead are present.

 

 

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