The WaterWorks™ Low Range Chromium incorporates the patented eXact® reagent delivery system created by Industrial Test Systems, Inc. which is ideal for technical and non-technical users. By dipping the strip into the vial, the exact amount of reagent is released into the water causing a change in color or turbidity. The change is measured by comparing the colored water in the vial to a color chart giving the user fast and accurate results.
What Is Hexavalent Chromium?
Chromium in its hexavalent (+6) state is a carcinogen and a reproductive toxicant which can cause a series of health-related issues including cancer, reproductive system damage, anemia, liver failure, and more. Chromium (+6) occurs naturally in the environment from the erosion of natural chromium deposits but is also be produced by industrial waste that enter the water supply. The US EPA set the limit for Total Chromium at 0.1 mg/L (ppm) in 1991 while some US states and the WHO maintain lower limit of 0.05 mg/L (ppm).