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Product ID: 2080

Product Description

    • Detects Atrazine and Simazine – 2 of the Most Common Pesticides in the US
    • According to EPA, Pesticide Contamination in Water is a Serious Potential Health Hazard
    • Highly Recommended for Well Water Supply
    • Visible Results in 10 Minutes
    • No Additional Instrumentation Required

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PurTest Pesticides in Water Test Kit includes:

  • 1 Pesticide test strip
  • 1 Test vial
  • 1 Dropper pipette
  • 1 Desiccant packet (to be discarded)

There are several good reasons why you should be concerned with the quality of your water at home. Aside from getting your drinking water from tap, you also use tap water for cooking and washing the dishes and utensils which are primarily used for food preparation.

If your water comes from a private well, you have all the good reasons to do your own testing for pesticides, especially in the following cases:

  • Someone in the immediate area confirms pesticide contamination in a private well
  • A commercial pesticide distributor is located nearby
  • You have a shallow, large-diameter well
  • You are aware of pesticide mixing, spills, or tanks being emptied within a few hundred feet of your well


Unlike water bacteria tests, the pesticide in water test is rather expensive; therefore, it is critical that you are clear with what you’re looking for.

Pesticides have a wide variety of use and they are typically applied on farms, fruit orchards, golf courses, and residential lawns and gardens. However, pesticides are also used inside homes and buildings, as well as on utility and railroad right-of-way lands. Being widespread that they are, it’s easy for them to find their way into your household water.

This PurTest Pesticides in Water Test Kit is designed to test 2 of the most common pesticides used in the United States: Atrazine and Simazine. Aside from being a test-at-home pesticide kit, its utmost advantage is that it has the ability to detect the presence of Atrazine and Simazine in your water at or even below the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level, which is 3 ppb for Atrazine and 4 ppb for Simazine.

How to Use PurTest Pesticides in Water Test Kit

PurTest Pesticides in Water Test Kit is an easy and fast do-it-yourself water quality test. Using the dropper pipette that comes with the kit, dispense one to two (1-2) drops of clean water into the test vial. Place the test strip into the test vial, with arrows pointing DOWN and wait for 10 minutes without disturbing the strip or vial.

How to Read the Result

The results of this pesticide in water test kit is readable in 10 minutes. Blue lines will appear on strips, indicating a positive or a negative result. Make sure to read the instructions thoroughly before you begin with the test. If no lines appear, or both lines are very light, the test did not run properly and the result is not valid. If a test strip shows a positive result, your water sample may contain pesticides at a toxic level.

Pesticides consist of a large group of chemicals that are used in agriculture and residential settings for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. There are several different types of pesticides, and two of the commonly used pesticides in the US are Atrazine and Simazine.

Atrazine is used in the production of maize, sorghum, sugar cane, pineapples, chemical fallows, grassland, macadamia nuts, conifers and are also used for industrial weed control. It is classified by the WHO as a pesticide unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), approximately 75 percent of stream water and about 40 percent of all groundwater samples from agricultural areas tested in an extensive U.S. Geological Survey study contained atrazine. The most recent data confirms that atrazine continues to contaminate watersheds and drinking water. Atrazine was found in 80 percent of drinking water samples taken in 153 public water systems.

Simazine is an organic white solid used as a pre-emergence herbicide used for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds on a variety of deep-rooted crops such as artichokes, asparagus, berry crops, broad beans, citrus, etc. and on non-crop areas such as farm ponds and fish hatcheries. Some people who drink water containing simazine well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience problems with their blood.

If you’re not certain whether or not your drinking water or tap water at home contains pesticides, particularly atrazine and simazine, this PurTest Pesticides in Water Test Kit can help you determine the quality of the water you’re using at home. Likewise, it’s also important to understand that this water quality test kit may not be able to determine all other chemicals in your water and that the help of your local health department can play a very critical role in determining if your water indicates positive in this pesticide test kit.

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