City water departments are primarily concerned only with
pathogens in your water, like e coli, cysts and bacteria, but they
fail to test for or to treat harmful contaminants like lead,
pesticides, nitrates or nitrites.
You may think you are avoiding the problem by buying bottled
water, but according to the Environmental Working Group, nearly all
bottled water is nothing more than tap water, so you are not
drinking healthier water, only more expensive water.
The WaterSafe Do-It-Yourself Water Test Kit allows you to check
your drinking water for eight common contaminants in your city
water. Within about 10 minutes, you can test your city water for
bacteria, lead, pesticides, nitrates, nitrites and chlorine.
Test Your Water's pH, too.
The WaterSafe test kit includes a test for water pH, which is
important to know because the corrosive nature of acidic water (a
pH of 6.0 or lower) causes metal ions such as iron, manganese,
copper, lead and zinc to leach into the water, causing elevated
levels of toxic metals in your water.
Signs of acidic water are corrosion of fixtures, blue staining
(from copper pipes) or rust staining (from iron pipes). Acidic
water can also cause pinhole leaks and pipe failure over time. It
may also cause aesthetic problems, such as a metallic or sour
WaterSafe Also Tests Water Hardness
Hard water can be a nuisance in many ways. Most directly, you
notice it on your skin and hair since you bathe in water
frequently. Also, very hard water can leave calcium scale or
mineral deposits behind. Beyond that, you may notice an
accumulation of white or chalky deposits on items such as plumbing,
tubs, sinks, pots and pans. Other things you may notice
WaterSafe Water Tests Are Fast and As Accurate As a
Watersafe drinking and bathing water tests kits are a revolution
in home water testing. They're fast -- results in 10 minutes start
to finish -- and affordable, for a comprehensive in-home kit. And
they provide professional lab-quality results that appear right
before your eyes!
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