Silver testing kit, home silver test kit for poisoning and contamination in water and the human body.
Test urine for silver levels if you are concerned about silver pollution exposure.
Toxic effects of silver heavy metal contamination can be poisonous, ingestion of silver is dangerous and can lead to illness and in some case be fatal.
You could be suffering from Silver poisoning symptoms, simple home health check to see your Silver exposure levels.
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Toxicity heavy metal poisoning symptoms.
Argyria is a condition caused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or silver compounds. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skin becomes blue or bluish-grey colour. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eyes.
Skin relater problems caused by silver
Silver compounds can cause some areas of the skin and other body tissues to turn grey or blue-grey. Argyria occurs in people who eat or breathe in silver over a long period (several months to many years).
A single exposure to a silver compound may also cause silver to be deposited in the skin and in other parts of the body. It is likely that many exposures to silver are necessary to develop argyria.
Once argyria develops, it is generally believed to be permanent, the condition is not merely a cosmetic problem.
Discoloration of the skin seen in argyria is not the most serious health effect of silver. It has been shown to cause brain damage, seizures, and death or a persistent vegetative state.
Silver testing kit contents
- 1 Colour strip on box of the kit
- 1 Test Instruction Sheet
- 1 Large Test-tube
- 1 Indicator stick
1 vial with clear cap - Reagent 1 (contains 10% sulphuric acid and care must be taken as it is corrosive - please avoid contact with skin or eyes.
Silver testing kit preparation
- Remove the 3 vials from the large test tube.
- In the empty large test-tube, add 5 ml. of the solution to be tested.
- The solution is now ready for testing.
NB: Testing for sliver should be completed within 30 minutes of activating the solution (turn green) as it will deteriorate after that time.
Silver testing kit use
- Add the required volume of the sample solution (water, etc) to be tested into the green solution in the test tube using the pipette provided
- Close the test tube with the cap and shake vigorously. Allow the solutions to stand on the cap of the test tube for 1 minute.
- A colour change will indicate the presence of silver (chart on label of kit).
- If there is no colour change, i.e...., the solution stays green, there are no silver present.
No preparation is necessary for testing silver contamination in water. Silver drinking water test, urine test for silver or other water samples collected can be tested for silver and the reaction (result) would be immediate. Always use first morning water sample from faucet or tap. Use 3-4 ml of the water sample.
Results are measured accurately in parts per million. Tests for the presence of ions of Silver, use the colour chart provided to compare results with scale
Please keep in a safe place away from the reach of children or pets.
Once the test has been completed dispose of the solution safely by flushing down the toilet.
The contents of the kit should not come in to contact with food or consumables.
Wash hands after use.