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API test kit - weird taste in my mouth

Hi there,

After testing my water, I often have a weird taste on the tip of my tongue. Obviously, I don't lick my hands or drink the testing solution. I also take great care washing my hands after the test. Is this just my imagination? Should I use gloves when doing the tests?


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Hi there,

After testing my water, I often have a weird taste on the tip of my tongue. Obviously, I don't lick my hands or drink the testing solution. I also take great care washing my hands after the test. Is this just my imagination? Should I use gloves when doing the tests?
Try with gloves and see if the weird taste persists.
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Some of the test solutions are toxic but unless they are coming into contact with your skin, etc... I dont know why you would experience that.
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I know when I use the ammonia test there is a rather strong chlorine smell that occurs. I'm not tasting it though.
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ah, you're getting poisoned. I've never had an experience with the API test kit but back in the day when I would develop film & photo, the developer or the fixer is known to enter through your skin and into your blood stream. For me it affected my tongue as well and my taste buds. Anything with vinegar would taste like developer or fixer. So it was a month of bland food.

oh yeah, just wear gloves.


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how is it getting on you? i never had any of the liquid get on me. i get the water for the tubes turn the chems upside down over it do the drops. put the cap on shake read it... take cap off dump down the drain.....
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Ummm your not suppose to drink or taste it! lol
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