Laser Safety 101: How to Properly Perform the Beilstein Test

The Beilstein test is a chemical test used to determine the presence of chlorine or chloride in a substance. It is important for people who use hobby laser engravers to determine if their material is toxic and contains chloride because laser engravers produce fumes and particles that can be inhaled, which can be harmful if the material contains chlorine or chloride. These substances are known to cause respiratory issues and other health problems. By using the Beilstein test, hobby laser engravers can ensure that they are using safe materials and avoid potentially harmful exposure to toxic substances.