I'm involved in a community that follows Asian skincare very closely. Since this is a relatively new boom, there are quite a few fake products and products without provenance.
Is there a way I can test for lead, melamine, and other contaminants at home? I want to test at a high volume, so test strips or swabs are not economical. I have a reasonable education in chemistry, so I'm hoping someone can suggest some indicators that I can buy in bulk, and suppliers. (For example, one website lists Phenyl-,2-phenylhydrazide for Mercury).
Is this possible?
Edited to add: BPA and Parabens are also of interest.
Message was edited by: Ada Cole