Press Release Summary:
Arsenic Quick(TM) 481396-W confirms absence/presence of inorganic arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA-treated lumber, using safe reagents. Semi-quantitative test detects arsenic traces down to 1 Âµg via yellow to brown coloration of reactive test strip. Since presence of arsenic in aged wood cannot be detected at surface, it is recommended that Â¼ in. drill bit be used to collect Â½ in. drilled sample for analysis in reaction bottle.
Original Press Release:
New Arsenic Wood Field Testing Kit
Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick(TM) 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe reagents. The semi-quantitative test detects the presence of 1 µg of inorganic arsenic with a yellow to brown coloration of the reacted test strip. Because the arsenic presence in aged wood can not be detected at the surface the test procedure recommends that a ¼" drill bit is used to collect a ½"drilled sample from the wood. This drilled sample is added to the reaction bottle for analysis.
Our arsenic test kits are used worldwide by International Aid Organizations, and are available to detect arsenic in wood, water or soil. For more information on our Quick(TM) Arsenic testing kits, visit www.sensafe.com/arsenictests/ or call 1-800-861-9712.
About Industrial Test Systems, Inc.:
Industrial Test Systems, Inc., (ITS) established in 1989, is a leading manufacturer of instruments and chemistries designed to test water quality parameters. ITS services industries such as municipal water treatment, food & beverage, trucking & automotive, pond & aquarium, pool & spa, educational, and medical diagnostics. ITS is a full service organization comprised of research & development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and marketing.