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You might assume that once a chemical is found to be toxic, it gets regulated and products swap the chemical out for safer options. However, a substitution chemical can be just as toxic or even more toxic than the chemical it is replacing. This is the story of GenX–the toxic PFAS alternative.

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PFAS have been present in consumer goods for 70+ years, though PFAS exposures through food and water only became a topic of research 20 years ago. Thus, methods for analyzing PFAS in drinking water are still being developed. In this piece, we answer the most common questions our customers ask about PFAS testing.

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California wildfires have previously led to toxic contamination in local drinking water. Boiling advisories, filters, and smell tests are not enough to protect residents. What can you do to ensure your water is safe after these tragically destructive events?

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are everywhere. From industry, agriculture, transportation, and everyday household products–once VOCs contaminate drinking water, they can be hard to remove. Learn what VOCs are, how to detect them, the health risks, and how can you protect your water against VOC contamination.

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Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your water. Read on to learn the best way to check if you water filter is working efficiently.

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While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume. Read on to learn what level of arsenic is considered dangerous, which foods and drinks may increase your arsenic exposure, and easy steps you can take to reduce the risk.

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New York Times’ Wirecutter named Tap Score testing the “best water quality test kit for your home” in 2020. Tap Score not only offers accurate results for over 1000+ contaminants, but also includes easy-to-understand reports, explanations of potential health risks, unbiased treatment recommendations, and unparalleled support.

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Water contaminants are measured using a variety of units depending on what fits best. From PPM to CFU/mL to pCi/L–we know it can be confusing. Read on to learn how to interpret units for measuring chemical, biological, radiological, and other contaminants that you may encounter on a water quality report.

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