Leaking underground storage tanks are considered a serious threat to public health and the environment. Many industries and other entities are using underground storage tanks (UST) to hold toxic materials like gasoline and diesel, both of which contain dangerous substances. When an underground storage tank in your community starts leaking, the chemicals can quickly attach and contaminate the soil, private drinking water supplies, homes and businesses. The substances that are coming from fuel spills can cause cancer and harm developing children. Hence, it's important to start testing your soil for fuel contamination to ensure the good health of your family.
TestCountry's offered fuel spills testing kit is designed to detect the amount of gasoline and diesel range organic compounds in soil. It uses EPA-approved methods and meet all EPA, state and certification agency requirements.
The test kit is simple and easy to use - you collect the required samples using the tools and containers included in the kit and send it to the lab that will perform the test analysis. Please refer to the instruction kit on the correct way of collecting, handling and shipping the samples.
A professional, accurate and certified analysis report is sent within 5 business days after samples are received in the lab.
The test kit contains the following:
- 4oz Glass jar
- Gel ice pack
- Pre-packaged gloves
- 2oz Scoop
- Chain of custody form (COC)
- Return ship label
- Shipping bag
Spilled fuel or leaking underground storage tanks are a leading cause of gasoline and diesel contamination of soil. Exposure to gasoline and diesel range organic chemicals can lead to long-term health issues, including cancer.
Because of the lax regulations in place for decades, many gas stations and the areas immediately around them have soil contamination caused by fuel leaking into the soil.
Possible chemicals that might be present due to contaminated soil include:
- Ethylene dichloride (EDC)
Some of these chemicals are known carcinogens for humans.
Most fuel oil entering the environment comes from spills or leaking underground storage tanks. Exposure to these gasoline and diesel range organic chemicals can lead to long-term health issues including cancer. To keep your family protected, you can rely on this easy and simple-to-use soil testing kit that measures the amount of gasoline and diesel range organic compounds. This test is run by EPA-approved methods and meets all EPA, state and certification agency requirements. Each testing kit includes everything needed to collect a sample. Simply ship the sample back to the lab using the same box. Analysis fee is included in the price. No hidden fees. Professional, accurate and certified analytical report is sent within 5 business days of receipt of test kit.
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