- Lead poisoning causes Nervous System damage, stunted growth, delayed development and can cause Liver and Kidney failure. If you suspect that your house has lead hazards, take immediate steps to reduce your family’s risk.
- Our SLGI Certified Test Kit Ⓡ for Lead in Drinking Water is easy and simple to use.
- All tests are run by EPA approved methods and meet all EPA requirements. Kit comes complete with everything needed to sample for the amount of lead in drinking water.
- Tests for the Presence of Lead in Drinking and Well Water
- According to EPA, Every Single State Has Lead Contaminated Water Sources
- Highly Recommended for Households with Children, Pregnant/Nursing Women, Elderly People
- Results Available in Approximately 5 Business Days after Sample is Received.Simply ship sample back to the lab in original box
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Drinking water can become contaminated by lead if there is lead present in the soil near the source of the water or if there is lead present in the pipes that carry the water. The use of lead for water pipes is problematic in areas with soft and/or acidic water. Hard water forms insoluble layers in the pipes while soft and acidic water dissolves the lead pipes. Regardless of whether it is inhaled or swallowed, though, lead is highly poisonous.
Lead poisoning can cause damage to the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system, as well as cause stunted growth, delayed development and learning disorders; it can also cause liver and kidney failure and ultimately death.
- Does a high lead level in my tap water cause health effects?
High levels of lead in tap water can cause health effects if the lead in the water enters the bloodstream and causes an elevated blood lead level. Most studies show that exposure to lead-contaminated water alone would not be likely to elevate blood lead levels in most adults, even exposure to water with a lead content close to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) action level for lead of 15 parts per billion (ppb). Risk will vary, however, depending upon the individual, the circumstances, and the amount of water consumed. For example, infants who drink formula prepared with lead-contaminated water may be at a higher risk because of the large volume of water they consume relative to their body size.