Pesticide in Water Test Kit (487996) 2 Tests, 10 Minute Result
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This pesticide test kit is unique in its method of detection by using an
immunoassay (lateral flow) test strip. Designed to detect both the US EPA limit
for Atrazine and Simazine. Pesticide Check is a cost-effective alternative to
expensive laboratory testing.
- 3 ppb (μg/L) for Atrazine
- 4 ppb (μg/L) for Simazine
- Result in 10 minutes
Check your water for pesticides which may have leached into the water source
some place along the water's path to your drinking glass.
Pesticide contamination of ground water is a subject of national importance
because ground water is used for drinking water by about 50 percent of the
Nation's population. This especially concerns people living in the agricultural
areas where pesticides are most often used, as about 95 percent of that
population relies upon ground water for drinking water. Before the mid-1970s, it
was thought that soil acted as a protective filter that stopped pesticides from
reaching ground water. Studies have now shown that this is not the case.
Pesticides can reach water-bearing aquifers below ground from applications onto
crop fields, seepage of contaminated surface water, accidental spills and leaks,
improper disposal, and even through injection waste material into wells.
Percolation example for pesticides and fertilizers