Detectors for Heavy Metal


Concerned over exposure to heavy metals from well water or old pipes? Worried that your illness may be caused by excess heavy metals?

ChemSee now offers detectors which can be used to test the water, foods, liquids and many other types of samples for the presence of heavy metals.

Available Products

Generic Heavy Metal Detector



Use Instructions

Prepare the Sample:

  • Chop solid foods up into small pieces and mix with an equal portion of water.  If the remaining mixture is very thick, add an additional equal portion of water.  Mix well for 3 minutes.
  • Liquid samples are used as-is.

Test the Prepared Sample:

  1. Remove the Sealed Vial and Test Paper (small paper square) from it’s outer packaging.
  2. Carefully open the Glass Vial, making sure that none of the liquid inside is spilled.
  3. Place the test paper inside the tube and tightly seal the lid.
  4. Shake the tube for 5 seconds and allow the liquid to settle.
  5. Carefully open the Glass Vial, making sure that none of the liquid inside is spilled.
  6. Add the sample liquid up to the line marked on the glass vial.
  7. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds then allow liquid to separate for an additional 60 seconds.
  8. Compare any color formed to the opposite side of this card to identify any heavy metals.

How It Works

The GHM-01 Generic Heavy Metal detector is capable of screening, detecting and identifying of many different types of metals including:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Colbalt
  • Iron
  • Nickel
  • Zinc

Testing for lead, thallium, mercury, cadmium, cobalt, iron, nickel and zinc can be completed in less than one minute. A reference color chart is provided for interpreting the test results.  Simply add your the detection tab to the vial, add your sample, shake for 30 seconds and allow the liquid to separate. Once the liquid has separated into two phases, look at the color formed on the top phase and compare it to the chart.

Product Features:

The GHM-01 Generic Heavy Metal Detector rapidly and easily detects common heavy metals including: lead, thallium, mercury, cadmium, iron, nickel and zinc.

  • Simple, Color-based Detection
  • Results in 15 to 60 Seconds
  • Low-Cost Analysis

Kit Contents

  • Detection Tube
  • Testing Paper
  • Color Reference & Instructions