- Detects Suspected Toxic Elements and Heavy Metal Exposure in Drinking Water
- Exposure to Toxic Amount of Heavy Metals can Cause Death (OSHA)
- Screens for Chemicals Listed in WHO List of Major Public Health Concern
- CLIA-Accredited Laboratory Test
- Currently Not Available for New York, Florida and Connecticut Residents
- Learn All About Water Quality , Heavy Metals in Water and Sample Collection Instructions
- Tests for fluoride levels in water
- Determines acidity of drinking water through pH level tests
- Complete sample collection kit with detailed instructions on how to obtain and return the sample via mail
- Easy-to-read results of the exam within 2 weeks after receipt of sample
- Checked by a fully licensed and registered clinical laboratory that has performed millions of tests since 1972
- An inexpensive yet accurate way to check for toxic element exposure in drinking water
- Price includes laboratory analysis
The Comprehensive Drinking Water Analysis is a test used to determine the presence of certain metals in your water. It also ascertains the pH level of the water in your homes to check for acidic water. The latter may be a cause of metals escaping into the water and may also be a result of pipe corrosion. Additionally, the test verifies the amount of Fluoride in water. Here are the elements covered by this exam:
Primary Water Metals
Antimony Arsenic Beryllium
Copper Lead Thallium
Uranium Barium Cadmium
Chromium Mercury Nickel
Secondary Water Metals
Others: Fluoride and PH Level
So why test your water for these substances? First, the presence of these metals may cause harm to your body. Studies suggest that if an elevated level of toxic elements (e.g. lead) is found in the body, you can be at risk for certain health conditions.
The test is especially recommended to homes with old piping systems. It is also suggested in municipal areas where the plumbing systems may be contaminated. Most importantly, the exam aims to ensure that only clean water is delivered to homes and establishments.
CLIA Accredited Laboratory (CLIA ID: 14D0646470, Medical Care Provider No: 148453) doing this test, claims to have done millions of Comprehensive Drinking Water Analysis Test (since 1972).
Currently not available for New York, Florida and Connecticut residents
Advances in technology have resulted to an ever-increasing amount of toxic elements in the environment and even in our own body. These elements may accumulate inside the body and may cause some minor changes. Over the years, however, the alterations can become really extensive that it can trigger several physical abnormalities.
Toxic substances have the ability to damage our nerves and tissues. They play a big role in early neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Parkinson’s disease. Studies show that such venomous elements can trigger respiratory illness, heart disease, and gastrointestinal disorders, among others. Additionally, long-term exposure to these toxins can put you at high risk for cancer.
The Hair Toxic Element Exposure Profile assesses the level of lethal substances in the body by using only human hair. Scientific literature suggests that if the analysis is accurate, this type of test is a reliable gauge for chronic toxic exposure. Should the levels be elevated, a number of lifestyle and clinical interventions can be implemented to decrease toxin levels. Follow-up hair testing is then needed to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of intervention.
All screening tests have limitations that must be taken into consideration. The correlation between hair element levels and physiological disorders is determined by different factors. Individual variability and compensatory mechanisms are major factors that affect the relationship between the distribution of elements in hair and symptoms and pathological conditions.
It is also very important to keep in mind that scalp hair is vulnerable to external contamination of elements by exposure to hair treatments and products. Likewise, some hair treatments (e.g. permanent solutions, dyes, and bleach) can strip hair of endogenously acquired elements and result in false low values.
Careful consideration of the limitations must be made in the interpretation of results of human hair analysis. The data provided should be considered in conjunction with symptomology, occupation, diet analysis and lifestyle, physical examination and the results of other analytical laboratory tests.
Caution: The contents of this report are not intended to be diagnostic and the physician using this information is cautioned against treatment based solely on the results of this screening test.