1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 24, 2014 6:59 PM by Alex Madonik

    How can I test for lead, melamine, etc. at home?

    Ada Cole

      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