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Microplastics in Drinking Water

Are Microplastics in My Drinking Water?

Almost all of the plastic ever manufactured is still on earth! What is more – plastic doesn't ever fully disappear. Plastic breaks down into tiny bits that enter water bodies...

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Testing Your Tap Water–Cheaper and Better Than Bottled Water

Testing Your Tap Water–Cheaper and Better Than Bottled Water

We dig into the state of American public water systems, evidence from Tap Score water data, and a cost evaluation which concludes: Tap water wins out over bottled water. Skip...

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Phthalates and Drinking Water

Phthalates and Drinking Water

What are phthalates and are they dangerous? You can’t smell them, taste them, or perhaps even pronounce them, but phthalates are everywhere. Therefore, due to leaching, weathering and disintegration, they...

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Functional Water: Fact or Fiction?

Functional Water: Fact or Fiction?

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...

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Risks of Distilled Water

Risks of Distilled Water

Distilled water is a type of purified water that has been boiled until it evaporates–leaving it devoid of impurities. However, “impurities” don’t just include unwanted things. The non-discriminatory removal process...

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Alkaline Water: A Critical Review

Alkaline Water: A Critical Review

Alkaline water has been all the rage in the last few years, but we’re here to break the news that it hasn’t been proven to live up to the hype....

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Bottled Water: When Is It Worth It?

Bottled Water: When Is It Worth It?

Despite the alluring marketing of “fancy” bottled water, you are probably better off choosing tap water. Not simply because it is less expensive, but because municipal water is held to higher standards.

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What's in Your Raw Water?

What's in Your Raw Water?

Nobody Knows, and That's a Problem Most people have a healthy skepticism of the latest marketing craze coming out of Silicon Valley: "Raw Water". While the region is known for...

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