Earlier this week re announced the release of our new Water Metals Testing Bundle and today we received an inquiry from 'Jeffrey' who asked, "What metals does the Bundle have in it and how many tests can you perform with each bundle?"
Do you want to test for metals in your drinking water and need to test for some metals more than once? If so, then this Water Metals Testing Bundle may work very well for you. It includes the following:
- SenSafe Heavy Metals Check (50 Tests)
- John's Copper Test Strips (25 Tests)
- Total Visual Iron Test Kit (50 Tests)
- WaterWorks Chromium Test Strips (50 Tests)
- WaterWorks Zinc Check Test Strips (50 Tests)
- Boris' Mercury Check Test Strips (50 Tests)
- SenSafe Manganese Test Strips (30 Tests)
- WaterSafe Lead in Water Test (1 Test)
If purchased separately all the tests above would cost more than $150 but if bundled together, you can save about $20 and have a full arsenal of water metals testing products at your fingertips.
Free Shipping! -- The Water Metals Testing Bundle ships free in the Continental United States by USPS Priority Mail so your testing materials will arrive at your door quickly.
What is heavy metals poisoning?
Heavy metals poisoning occurs when toxic levels of metals accumulate in the body's soft tissue. A number of heavy metals such as zinc, copper, chromium, iron and manganese play critical roles in keeping the body functioning properly BUT if ingested in high enough quantities those previously beneficial metals become toxins in the body and may cause serious, sometimes irreversible damage... which may culminate in serious illness or death.
Most often incidents of heavy metal poisoning in humans result from overexposure to metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Exposure may have happened as a result of on-the-job exposure, accidental ingesting of contaminated water and/or air, tainted foods, improperly prepared medicines, food and beverage container liners, and the ever popular hobby of eating lead paint chips.
How much metal is TOO much metal in my drinking water?
It varies by contaminant and for more specific information on this topic we suggest checking out the EPA's Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards. Those lists break down contaminants into two categories: 1) Potentially damaging to health; 2) Potentially damaging for aesthetic (taste, odor, discoloration, etc.) reasons.
Removal of metals from drinking water
Before purchasing a water quality improvement system (AKA: a water filter) one should always have their water tested either using at-home water quality test kits or by a certified water testing laboratory. Companies such as National Testing Laboratories offer mail-in water testing packages and typically provide results in 7 to 10 business days.
Then, once you have an accurate assessment of what metals or other unwanted contaminants your water contains, begin your search for the correct water treatment option for your unique water quality situation. We suggest looking at either the Propur and/or the Multipure lines of drinking water filters since both product lines offer excellent filtration in several different styles (i.e. counter top, under sink, bath/shower, etc.).