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  • Who am I, why did I make this test?
    My name is Eric. Ive made lead test kits for 5 years and once I found out that a glowing lead test was possible - I had to make a better one. You deserve to know where the lead is in your home- and you deserve a product that accomplishes that effectively. I never thought I would have to be this public about it, but if you want to get it done right.... well you know the saying. I have dedicated the last year and a half to learning everything about lead (still learning) and solving this issue for as many people as I can. Let me know if you need help, Protecting people from lead is something I'm always trying to practice.
  • How did you make this test?
    I followed the same formula I did 5 years ago when I make my first line of lead testing kits. I looked at what other bigger companies were doing and did it better. That means, lower costs, more intuitive form factors and better overall value. The information is available- its my job to assimilate it into a form that reproduces the source material. The nice thing is, Its easy to test. Ive used XRF to verify paint lead levels, microscopes to visualize dust specks and my eyes to verify the test works. Its not that complicated and I'm not a wizard, the best part (for me) is you can use this one test to identify lead and avoid consuming it.
  • Can I use my own flashlight?
    We recommend using a UV Light that is 365nm. The glowing lead test works by ultraviolet fluorescence, the mineral formed by the liquid contacting lead on the surface of an object will glow when excited by ultraviolet light. Our kit relies on 365nm light, so if you have a flashlight of the correct wavelength you can use your own! However, be aware not all "black light" flashlights or bulbs will emit light at the correct wavelength.
  • Will the liquid discolor items?
    Only if they have lead on them, you will notice the green glowing color when you shine the light on the object but under normal lighting conditions, you may notice an orange color. This substance contains lead and should not be touched. If you do clean the item off use a damp napkin and be sure not to touch the napkin afterwards.
  • How do I clean up after using the test kit?
    Clean the area or item with water, the chemicals in the test are water-soluble. If you find an object tests positive and wish to clean it off, use a damp napkin. Wash hands thoroughly after handling lead-positive items and using our test kit. If you find an object that tests positive and wish to clean it off, use a damp napkin and be sure not to touch the napkin afterwards. If you do it by accident, promptly wash your hands since the colored residue on a lead-containing object will contain lead.
  • Is the chemical in the test kit safe?
    Yes, while it will cause damage to your eyes if you get in your eyes. Taste terrible and may irritate your skin the chemicals in the test (methylamine Hydrobromide, mandelic acid, isopropyl alcohol) are non-toxic and will not poison you like lead will. But at the end of the day, you are using chemicals to create a reaction with the lead in order to find it so use the same kind of common sense you would with cleaning products like bleach.
  • How does the glowing lead test work?
    The ingredients in the test react with lead to turn it into a semi-conducting crystalline mineral that fluoresces under UV light. It's a kind of light changing coal into diamonds, without all the pressure and drama. The crystals are microscopic, the size of bacteria. They form instantly in most cases and you can see them glow under UV light.
  • What do I do if my items have lead?
    Discard items or put them away! Items can be used as decor. Knowing is safe!
  • Where do you ship from?
    We ship from New York.
  • Do you ship to Canada?
    Yes, we do. We are working on a solution for lower cost fulfillment in Canada right now.
  • How long does it take to ship?
    We usually ship the same day or the next day after the order is placed. We use UPS and USPS to fulfill orders so your delivery time is based on your proximity to New York.
  • When will I receive my order?
    Within 2-7 days after placing your order depending on your location.
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