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Arsenic Quick for Wood Test Kit - 5 Tests

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Arsenic Quick™ for wood testing can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Derived from the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water (Arsenic Quick™ 481396), this 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of inorganic arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber -- and it does so using safe reagents.

In just a short 10 minutes the Arsenic Quick™ for wood testing detects the presence of as little as 0.005ppm inorganic arsenic by showing a faint yellow to brown color on its reacted test pad area. Additionally, the test kit can also detect inorganic arsenic levels in wood as high as 0.5ppm.


Detection Range:

  • 0.0, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.06, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, >0.5, >0.5 ppm (mg/L)

  • Manufacturer Part Number:  481396-W
  • The USEPA set the 'action limit' for dissolved arsenic in public water supplies at .010 ppm.

  • Arsenic Quick for Wood includes materials to test 5 samples. 


Hint for Obtaining Better, More Useful Results:

Government regulations and laws have all but stopped companies from using arsenic in the manufacture of landscaping timbers in the United States so more than likely any testing you will find yoursefl doing will involve older, aged pieces of lumber... and the arsenic, if ever present to begin with, will have already washed out of the outer areas of the wood over time. 

Therefore the testing procedure (included with the kit) suggests using a 1/4" drill bit to collect a 1/2" drilled sample from the wood.  That drilled out sample then gets placed in the testing bottle for analysis.


How Arsenic Quick™ Test Kits Work:

Without getting too technical, inorganic arsenic present in the water sample gets converted to arsine gas by the zinc dust and tartaric acid.  Then, the arsine gas reacts with other compounds contained in the test pad suspended at the top of the test vessel (plastic bottle) to create a color change on the test pad.


Based on EPA/ETV Test Verified Chemistry:

The simple chemistry and procedures involved in the Arsenic Quick™ Test Kit (the basis for how the wood version works) have undergone extensive review by experts in the EPA and received the distinguished honor of EPA/ETV Test Verified status.

This test DOES liberate gases that could pose health hazards if the test gets performed in a small, closed area.  Although the amounts of gas generated ought not cause any issues, use safe testing practices by opening windows and performing testing in an area that gets good ventilation.

It always pays to err on the side of caution and safety when performing any type of testing.

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