Product ID: PLB-PIW
Category: Testing Kits - Test Kits
Pesticides in Water Test
Kit Professional Quality at Home
The Professional Pesticides in
Water Test Kit
Pesticide ingestion and inhalation can damage internal
organs, cause cancer, and eventually death. The World
Health Organization estimates that one-half of the ground
and well water in the U.S. is contaminated with
pesticides, resulting in 20,000 deaths per year.
PRO-LAB's Pesticides in Water Test Kit utilizes
patented laboratory grade test strips for accuracy and
reliability and contains everything you need to find out
if your water contains unsafe levels of the most commonly
used pesticides atrazine and simazine. Each test is
calibrated to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Maximum Contaminant Level for atrazine 3ppb (parts per
billion) and simazine 4ppb (parts per billion).
Testing for pesticides should be done annually or
whenever you suspect a potential contamination.
The Professional Pesticides in Water Test Kit includes:
1 pesticide test strip, 1 sample vial, and 1
Note: Do not use on hot water. Do not open the
foil pouch until immediately prior to use, exposure to air
damages the unused test. Do not re-use any part of the
- Open the foil pouch and take out all of the
contents. Each test kit contains one (1) pesticide test
strip, one (1) sample vial, and one (1)
pipette/eyedropper, as well as a desiccant packet that
preserves the test strip. The desiccant should be
discarded once the foil pouch is opened.
- Using the pipette/eyedropper, place five drops of
water sample you are testing into the sample vial. Then,
place the vial on a flat surface.
- Place the pesticide test strip into the sample vial
with the arrows pointing down for a period of exactly
ten (10) minutes. Do not disturb the test strip or vial
during this time. blue lines will start to appear on the
test strip, indicating that the test is working.
- Take the test strip out of the vial and read the
results exactly at the ten (10) minute period. Results
may change after the initial ten (10) minutes.
INTERPRETING THE RESULTS
Negative: If the results of the test is NEGATIVE,
your water sample contains 2ppb (parts per billion) or
less of atrazine, or 3ppb (parts per billion) or less of
Postive: If the result of the test is POSITIVE,
your water sample contains 3ppb (parts per billion) or
more of atrazine, or 4ppb (parts per billion) or more of
simazine. If your test strips shows a postive result, your
water sample may contain pesticides at a toxic level.
Drinking water contaminated with atrazine or simazine at
these levels may be dangerous to your health. Take the