Contamination of drinking water with arsenic is a significant global health problem, affecting an estimated 150 million people worldwide, with as many as 70 million of those people living in rural Bangladesh.
Arsenic was first detected in Bangladesh about 20 years ago following a program to dig millions of tube wells as a solution to people drinking bacteria-contaminated surface water.
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• Simple: test strip-based approach requiring little training
• Rapid: works in minutes
• The only rapid, quantitative, point-of-use test for arsenic available
Our novel proprietary test is the first quantitative point-of-use test that enables individuals in affected communities to test their own water at the “point-of-use”. Using cheap disposable electrochemistry-based test strips, our test is simple, fast and affordable.
Collaborating with leading arsenic mitigation experts in Bangladesh, India and Mexico, the AquAffirm™ test will be field-trialed throughout 2018 with its usability and reliability tested against current semi-quantitative colorimetric methods.