This test kit includes a
- TDS Meter, Hand -held w/soft pouch & pocket clip. Used for testing the TDS of water. 1-999 PPM. Digital reading.
- 3 Drinking Water Test Strips
TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids. A TDS meter uses conductivity to get a baseline for how contaminated your water is. However, TDS readings can vary without necessarily being nefarious. For example, a good cup of coffee will have an elevated TDS (because coffee is dissolved in the water).
Testing TDS acts like a smoke detector. If it’s going off, you might’ve just burned a bit of dinner… or there might actually be a fire. The bottom line is that if you have an elevated TDS reading, then you and your family aren’t drinking pure water. There’s something in it.
Please note: TDS meters do not detect all contaminants. For example, chlorine doesn’t affect the conductivity of water, so a TDS meter will not measure it.
14-in-1 Drinking Water Test Strips
This kit also comes with drinking water test strips and a chart to help you measure alkalinity, pH, hardness, iron, copper, lead, fluoride, mercury, nitrate, nitrite, chromium 6, bromine, residual chlorine, and sulfate. Please note that colors may not match the chart exactly. These test strips will help you get an idea of how prevalent some contaminants are in your water, but for detailed information, please send water samples to a certified laboratory.
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