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 as soon as you can. Thanks

Good evening, George, and thank you for your inquiry.

The Heavy Metals Check Test Strip gives a single reading of all heavy metals combined, not as individual metals. In other words, if a water sample contained 100ppb dissolved Iron, 200ppb dissolved Copper and 100ppb dissolved mercury the Heavy Metals product would give a reading in the range of 400ppb.

Therefore, if you want to test for levels of specific metal ions in a water sample, you would need to use a different ion-specific test method for each metal, not a general metals test such as SenSafe Heavy Metals Check.

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