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Lead & Copper Water Test

non toxic

Express analysis of your water for lead and copper

Ideal for testing water from coffee machines

  • Easy sample collection incl. instructions - no prior knowledge required
  • Water analysis in accredited water testing laboratory ISO 17025
  • Express analysis of your water sample (3-7 days), incl. expert tips

The presence of lead in drinking water can be a health hazard. The same is true for copper in tap water. For this reason, regular testing of your drinking water is recommended to identify potential contaminants early on and take action where appropriate. Old pipes through which lead can enter tap water are mostly to blame. Sinks are also a frequent cause of copper in drinking water. Testing your water for lead and copper gives you the assurance you need. 

Lead & Copper Water Test
Lead & Copper Water Test
Lead & Copper Water Test
Lead & Copper Water Test
Your samples will be analysed as
soon as they arrive at the laboratory.
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Quantity:
£69.00
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Lead & Copper Water Test

How your water analysis works

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  • your test kit is dispatched within 24 hours
  • incl. step-by-step instructions
  • foolproof sample collection
  • sample is analysed as soon as it is received

More information on the Lead & Copper Water Test

Water analysis for lead and copper - lead in drinking water - the dangers lurking in water

Lead in drinking water is a problem which must be taken seriously. In many areas, home plumbing systems still contain lead pipes, though they have long since been banned in newer buildings. If tap water flows through these lead pipes, the risk of contamination is high. If lead in tap water is consumed over a longer period of time, it can lead to significant health problems. Babies and toddlers are particularly at risk, pregnant women too. The toxic substance can have adverse effects on intellectual development as well as damage or impair organ and bone development. 

In 2013, the maximum concentration of lead in drinking water was therefore reduced to 0.01 milligrams per litre. The drinking water quality standards stipulate that drinking water provided by landlords has to be perfectly safe. However, this is not always the case, even if the drinking water supplied by water companies is of very high quality. This is because lead contamination generally occurs in internal water systems at home. 

Copper in water - a frequent cause of health problems 

Likewise, copper in drinking water is a problem which is often underestimated. Copper allergies are not uncommon, and a link to the home tap water supply is often identified far too late or not at all. The Water Supply Regulations also prescribe maximum levels for copper in tap water, which are fully complied with by water companies. Nevertheless, copper can get into water through copper pipes and fittings, if these are present in the house. If copper is ingested via drinking water on a long term basis, there may be major health repercussions. 

Detect sources of danger - water testing for lead and copper

Babies and infants who are in the early stages of development are at particularly at risk when lead and copper are present in tap water. However, both substances are harmful for adults too. 

Test lead content in water - use our rapid water test for lead and copper

Lead

Lead absorption is a fundamental health concern. Due to the gradual nature of the process (constant and in low quantities), it remains unnoticed, however lead leaves traces in the human body which are stored in the bones. Young women, pregnant women or small children need the most protection because lead can affect development. In adults too, even the lowest quantities of lead can give rise to a range of health problems. A common culprit is lead piping in the home. Landlords are obligated to replace lead pipes, which have been banned since the 1970s.

Copper

Diseases have emerged that can be traced back to copper in drinking water. Therefore, water which is contaminated with copper should not be consumed by adults, infants or children. The long-term ingestion of copper through drinking water can result in considerable health problems and a risk of copper poisoning. Beware of the use of copper pipes in your house.

Your drinking water should be tested for lead and copper so that contamination can be ruled out or identified. If the maximum levels for copper or lead are exceeded, there is an urgent need for action on the part of the house of flat owner. 

A lead and copper analysis tests your tap water specifically for both these substances and helps you to quickly identify contamination. The Copper & Lead Test can be done in just a few steps, and you'll receive the results in no time. 

With our Copper & Lead Test Kit, you can test your tap water - it's fast and inexpensive. 

Not only do you find out if your drinking water is contaminated with lead and copper, but you find out to what extent. 

We recommend this water analysis if you suspect contamination. 

Attention: To rule out the presence of bacteria and other heavy metals in your tap water, we recommend our Combined Test. You can find more information here. Please note that this test does not provide information on harmful legionella pathogens. You can order the Legionella Test here. 

Don't know which test is right for you? You can find a comparison of our water analysis kits here.

 

Quantity:
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Customer opinions on Lead & Copper Water Test

Franzi K. (08.05.2017)
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For bathroom + kitchen
We wanted to do two tests because of the kids, who sometimes swallow water in the bathroom while brushing their teeth, so we just chose the small test. Everything went smoothly. We would have liked to test for more contaminants but we'll do that at some point.
marko w. (19.08.2015)
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Peace of mind about our water at last
"We live in a very old house and for a long time we weren't sure if our water was being contaminated by lead pipes?water testing clarified everything: all our results were fine. Thanks very much!"

Note:
Please note that this test serves as a self-monitoring tool and cannot be used for official or legal purposes because the sample is taken by you as a private individual and not by a specialist. If you require officially approved results in accordance with the Water Supply Regulations (e.g. for landlords or housing companies), the sample must be taken by a specialist. If you have questions concerning this, contact us and we will be happy to advise you.