FAQs

How do I test using the different methods?

Go to the testing tab on the site, it is explained in writing and the video. Also, look at instructions from kit.

What can’t I test using the Lead Inspector Lead Test Kit?

Do not use the rapid test method on bare metal or bare wood.

What does it mean when the swab turns grey or becomes discolored?

This could happen with items other than lead. I just address the yellow to black color and stress that the customer makes sure that the item being tested does not bleed.

What is the shelf life for the Lead Inspector Lead Test Kit?

In the 8 & 24 pack test kits there is no shelf life. The 100 test pack shelf life is 2 years.

What kind of vinegar do I use for the patented leach method?

Any clear white vinegar

What level of lead is safe?

That answer depends on what you are testing. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that on August 14, 2011, manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors of children’s products must comply with the new 100 ppm federal limit for total lead content. The EPA recommends a maximum level of 10 ppb in drinking water.

Will vinegar ruin the finish on articles I test?

No