The NON-TOXIC chemically impregnated test pads are easy to use. Just moistened with water and you will quickly get effective and reliable results. The test pads detect the presence of lead to as little as 5 parts per million, (as documented by tests conducted the Midwest Research Institute).
Pro-Lab's Professional lead test kit contains 6 instant test strips to make sure you and your family are safe.
Perform the test on:
Plumbing Pipes & Fixtures
Children's Toys & Antiques etc.
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-LAB® 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.