Water Testing

fn this highly industrialized world that we live in, it is uncommon for our water supplies (city, wells, and other sources) to be contaminated with various chemicals, and perhaps microorganisms.  Although great effort is being made to ensure that most of these contaminants are removed before distribution to various commercial and residential dwellings.  However, sometimes contaminants find its way to the source and can pass through treatment, then to its destination

What will be tested

1. Chlorine – Can cause bladder and rectal cancers, and also asthma. Recently, experts have linked chlorine to breast cancer.

2. Lead – Lead enters tap water through corroded pipes. Lead in drinking water is harmful for pregnant mothers and children. Lead poisoning has been proven to cause learning disorders and severe developmental delays.

3. Arsenic, Mercury, and Cadmium

4. Cyanide - Major sources include industrial plating and mining waste,  coal burning and platic waste, and other sources.  EPA's allowable concentration for drinking water is 200 ug/L of water.  That allowable amount is not a whole lot.  Think of about 2-5 crystals of sugar in a quarter gallon of water.  Anything more than that can affect your health.


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Sample Collection

a. Container

Ideal containers are a rigid, small glass container, an emply medicine bottle container, or comparable containers.  Wash container thoroughly with soap and water.  Rinse completely.

b. Sample volume - Please provide a minimum of 10 ml of water.

c. Labeling - It's a good idea to label your sample where it was obtained.  For example, if you want to know the chemical contents (if present) before and after filtration, then there should be two separate containers, one labeled "before filter", and secondly "after filter".

d. Submit sample(s) to our lab for testing - please make sure that the container is labeled and sealed securely.  Our address is Toxicology Associates, Inc., 999 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43214 

Reporting of Results - Results will be reported in 2-3 business days, in the forms of email, facsimile, or mail.  For expedited results, there is an extra charge of $65.00 per sample.