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Not all water is created equal. One way in which water quality varies is the Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR). While high SAR is not ultimately an issue of human health, it does have some other consequences–namely when it comes to your garden. In this article, we ask (and answer) what is SAR, can I water my plants if my water has a high SAR, and what to do if my water has high SAR?

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If you’ve ever noticed pink slime or residue form around your sink or shower, along the rim of your toilet, or even inside your pet’s water dish–you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a very common, but easily misunderstood issue. Most folks attribute it to a water quality issue. It's not. Find out what causes pink slime, how to get rid of it, and if it's dangerous.

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Whether your water comes from a private well or a municipal water utility, there’s an ongoing risk that something harmful gets into it. Filters can help protect you and your family against potentially dangerous contaminants. Take a look at this guide that explains filter technology and other means of ensuring your drinking water is safe.

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Although some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s cannot be changed, we can influence other potential causes of the neurodegenerative illness. Environmental exposure is one of those risks we can better manage. In this article, we ask "is there a link between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's disease?"

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There are many allergy-management options on the market, but one easy and surprising way to manage allergic reaction severity can be found at your tap. In our new guide to seasonal allergies, we’ll explain how drinking water can help manage your springtime symptoms.

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We are exposed to harmful substances each day. As our environment changes and we spend more time indoors, our health risks change as well. Learn all about your indoor exposures–from water, air, and daily products–in our primer on exposures and "the exposome".

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PFAS, or per- or poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals found in all sorts of products, like nonstick cookware, firefighting foam, and stain-resistant fabrics. We didn't know they had negative health effects, until now. What’s worse, these compounds are extremely stable, meaning that they don’t break down in the environment at all. This makes them very hard to get rid of, and they’ve started building up in out bodies. Learn more about what we know about the health effects of PFAS.

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The "enhanced" water market set to double by the year 2020. As the market grows,"regular" water is now having to stand up against hip, trendy options like protein water, alkaline water, and even caffeinated water. Find out the facts and the fictions behind the "functional" water trend.

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