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The Heavy Metals Test - General (HMTG) kit was developed for Osumex as a simple to use at home test kit for a preliminary determination of the presence of an identified range of heavy metals.
These heavy metals comprises: cadmium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, zinc
The HMTG kit utilises chemical reagents to show the presence of heavy metals. The free metal ions of the heavy metals, if present, stimulate a colour change to the reagents. Accordingly, the more metal ions are present, the stronger the resultant colour change.
The chemicals used in the reagents are bio-degradable and do not further contaminate the environment, especially if disposed off properly after use. The reagents contain oils which pose no health risk to the user if contact is made. Howevever, where contact is made to the eyes or inside the mouth the user is encouraged to consult his or her physician as soon as possible. It is recommended that the used solutions be flushed down the toilet as a good disposal guide.
The HMTG kit is suitable for testing any liquid medium such as saliva, urine, breast milk, tap water, etc., provided that the liquid is fairly clear preferably without suspended solids or sediments. Straining the liquid to be tested would be a good idea to achieve a clear colour change and for an easier reading. Solids such as food, supplements, raw fish, etc. can be tested after it has been soaked in distilled water for 24 hours or treated. For example, to test raw fish, place it in a microwave and heat for about 20 seconds to extract juices from it. The juice from the fish can be tested for the presence of heavy metals ions.
For a more accurate result, the pH of the sample solution to be tested should be at least 5.0
If you use sea salt it is highly recommended that you test it for mercury contamination.
The HMT General kit can be used to test for:
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Contents of HMT Mercury Test kit:
1 Color chart on poly-bag with instruction sheet inside
1 Test tube with special white cap
1 Vial containing clear test solution
Follow the Heavy Metal Test-General Kit directions included.
The result of the test comes in the form of a band or ring just below the surface of the combined solutions or in some cases the entire mixed solutions change color.
Very often where there is more than one metal present, "masking" of the result occurs. A grey color may result if the several metals are present at the same low concentration.
Color Strip Guide:
Legend: Mn - Manganese; Ni - Nickel; Cu - Copper; Hg - Mercury; Cd - Cadmium; Co - Cobalt; Pb - Lead; Zn - Zinc;
A green color indicates no heavy metals present
A gray color indicates a combination of several heavy metals present at the same low concentration
A yellow green to olive green indicates the presence of manganese and or nickel
A yellow to beige color indicates the presence of copper
An orange color indicates the presence of mercury and this is usually seen only where no masking by other metals can occur such as in saliva and often breast milk.
A brownish orange to coral color indicates the presence of cadmium and or cobalt
A brownish pink or rust pink color indicates the presence of lead
A strong pink color indicates the presence of zinc
The color results were validated by Kemetco Research Inc. based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada - 2008
If there are no heavy metals present, the ring or band just below the surface of the test solution remains green.
The HMTG kit is therefore an inexpensive preliminary determination of the presence of heavy metals in general so that steps may be taken for elimination from the body or object tested to prevent further contamination.
A strong color is indicative of the presence of the metal indicated to at least 5 ppm.
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.