The Palintest USA team have been in Canada this week training 250 people to use our Kemio™ Heavy Metals to identify drinking water contaminated with lead in local schools. Kemio™ will detect lead contamination in 3 minutes, enabling the school to close off any affected water supply. This will help protect the lives of thousands of children across the region.
Highly toxic to humans, and in particular children, drinking water contaminated with even a small amount of lead over a long period of time can be toxic. In 2019, new guidelines were released by Health Canada with a drinking water target of below 5 µg/L, with the Kemio Heavy Metals instrument detecting contamination of lead as low 2 µg/L. To find out more about the changes to lead regulations in Canada, read our support article.
David and Ying from our Palintest USA team, have been working alongside their local agent Pascal Picotte from Atera Enviro, to train a wide range of school board professionals. With no laboratory or chemistry training, Kemio™ Heavy Metals is truly simple to use, delivering reliable results in 3 minutes. See for yourself by watching our short instructional video below, or for our full range of videos, visit our YouTube channel.
The EPA approved Kemio™ method enables testing of a wide range of samples in a short space of time, without the need to send samples to the laboratory. Rolled out across schools in the area, this training is one of the steps schools and the health board are taking to improve the safety of drinking water in schools and protect the children. We are delighted Kemio™ Heavy Metals is being trusted to help safeguard children across Canada.
26th June 2020
In this series of webinars, we discuss how Kemio Disinfection is used to advance disinfectant analysis and validation in different food and beverage applications.
5th June 2020
In this article we take a look at lead contamination cases, what caused contamination, assess the risks associated with lead contamination and what you can do to prevent people from drinking contaminated water
28th May 2020
We are delighted to be offering a range of webinars to help you learn more about water safety and how to improve your water testing procedures. Our webinars will cover a range of topics including water chemistry, application-focused testing and product training. Click here to view the full webinar schedule for June 2020.