Attogene’s Lead Rapid Lab Lateral Flow Kit can be used for the screening of Lead in water and food samples at greater than or equal to 10 ppb in a laboratory setting. Unlike the field-based kit, the lab kit is intended for a more technical end user who will be evaluating samples in a laboratory setting.
Lead contamination is a serious worldwide environmental problem. As it is difficult to detoxify by chemical or biological methods, gradual Lead ion accumulation in the nervous and cardiovascular systems of the human body can subsequently cause serious diseases. Long-term health consequences of drinking Lead-contaminated food and water include brain, heart, kidney, lungs and immune system problems for adults, and the physical and mental development delays in infants and children. Attogene’s Lead Lateral Flow test gives results conforming of 10ppb or greater in 5-15 minutes.
This is a revolutionary product designed to make Lead testing in easy and affordable. This fast screening test kit contains 10 tests with everything needed for accurate results of unsafe lead levels. With reliable results in only 10 minutes, this test kit clearly gives results confirming Lead in water and conforming to the EPA guideline of 15 ppb (µg/L).
Standards and Regulations and recommendations for Lead
- EPA: Drinking Water: 15ppb
- FDA: Juice: 50ppb
- EPA: Residential Soil: 400 ppm (play areas), 1200 ppm (non-play areas)
- CPSC: Paint: 90ppm
- FDA: Bottled drinking water: 5ppb
High Blood lead levels (i.e., greater than 700ppb) can cause serious health effects, including seizure, coma, and death. Blood levels as low as 100ppb have been associated with adverse effects on cognitive development, growth, and behavior among children aged 1-5 years.