MyDx, Inc., a rapidly growing chemical detection company and the makers of MyDx®, the first multi-use hand-held chemical analyzer for consumers, today announced that in response to the contaminated water crisis in the Tampa, Florida area, it is offering affected area residents free standalone single use AquaDx sensors to test the safety of their drinking water. Residents may call (800) 814-4550 and choose Option 4 to have an AquaDx sensor that reports a Pass or Fail within 6 minutes shipped immediately while supplies last.
A massive sinkhole at a Mosaic Company fertilizer plant in Mulberry, Florida, has caused about 215 million gallons of toxic water to drain down into the Floridian aquifer system, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS. Mulberry is about 45 minutes east of Tampa, and the aquifer system supplies drinking water to millions of Florida residents, according to the St. Johns Water Management District's website.
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Fortunately for Central Florida residents, MyDx last week announced it was launching its AquaDx Sensor that works interchangeably with the multi-use, hand-held MyDx Analyzer for the analysis of toxic chemicals in water. The AquaDx Application is a next-generation system that puts sophisticated water chemical testing and analysis technology, and comprehensive tracking and reporting, in the palm of consumers’ hands conveniently and affordably. MyDx’s AquaDx sensor was recently featured in CNN.
The MyDx team will now also be offering a standalone single use disposable sensor product line that reports a Pass/Fail to AquaDx customers without the more sophisticated detailed analysis, reporting, and tracking features offered by the digital analyzer.
Commenting on the Mulberry water contamination incident, Daniel R. Yazbeck, MyDx Chairman and CEO, said, “I am sure that various government regulators are doing the best they can to protect the safety of the water supply from contamination that was reported to have begun August 27. In the meantime, days and weeks are far too long to find out if the water your family is drinking is poisonous, or not.
“Fortunately, in parallel to building inventory for our upcoming AquaDx launch, today we have begun shipping our standalone Single Use AquaDx sensors to media and residents affected by the Florida water crisis.
“The simple three step standalone single use sensor is an exciting new product line for MyDx, as it allows us to more quickly and affordably fill the needs of millions of consumers looking to trust and verify the safety of their drinking water. While the media reports the contamination is still spreading, MyDx is especially gratified for the opportunity to provide affected residents with a primary screening tool for harmful toxins in their drinking water today.”
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The AquaDx application offers three different one-time disposable sensors, for:
- Pesticides and Heavy Metals (Set to US Military Standards)
- Lead (Set to EPA Standards)
- Total Hardness, Total Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity (Many municipalities use chlorine to “purify” their water. Alkalinity and pH of the body must stay within a narrow range to be healthy.)
MyDx will be shipping the AquaDx sensors that provides its users with a Pass or Fail result based on the presence of neurotoxic chemicals in water at concentrations that exceed the US Military Exposure Guideline (MEG) for safety of drinking water (assuming 7-14 day exposure, 15L/day consumption, 70kg person) and are below the estimated Human Lethal Consumption (HLC) guideline. This test covers key organophosphate/carbamate pesticides and toxic heavy metals.