What is the best kit for testing my home's water for lead? Answered
Over the weekend, I learned that most lead in drinking water comes from plumbing within the house.
from Curaflo's history of piping materials:
In 1986, Congress banned the use of lead solder containing greater than 0.2% lead, and restricted the lead content of faucets, pipes and other plumbing materials to 8.0%.This so-called "lead-free" brass can still legally contain up to 8% lead, and plumbing systems installed prior to 1986 can contain high levels of lead from both plumbing components and lead solder. The presence of lead in water from the tap is indicative of serious pipe corrosion that must be corrected for health reasons.
So, I plan to test my home's water for lead content. Have you seen a comparison of the various home testing kits? Which one is the best?