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Total THMs and HAA5 in Drinking Water Quick Guide

Quick Guide: Trihalomethanes and HAA5/HAA9

Chlorine remains the leading method of water disinfection in the United States due to its cost-effectiveness. However, it is widely understood that chlorination may result in some unintended consequences. Read more to learn...

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5/HAA9) in Drinking Water

Quick Guide: Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Explained

Chlorine disinfection is essential for protecting us from waterborne diseases, but it can lead to dangerous byproducts in your water including haloacetic acids (HAA5/HAA9). Read on to learn what HAA5/HAA9 are, how...

agriculture and drinking water quality for private wells

How Does Agriculture Pollute Private Wells?

Should you be worried about your drinking water if you live near agriculture and farmland? Read this scenario guide to explore your potential contaminant risks and learn information on how...

Ultimate Guide to PFAS in drinking water

PFAS in Drinking Water: Everything You Need To Know

This comprehensive guide provides a deeper understanding of PFAS, including their history, prevalence, and health effects, as well as addressing "regrettable substitutions" like GenX. Gain valuable insights into how to...

Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Drinking Water - Tap Score

What Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water?

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. In this piece, we ask: what are contaminants of emerging...

lab testing for pfas in drinking water

What Is the Best Way to Test for PFAS in Drinking Water?

Testing for PFAS in drinking water at home is a proactive step towards safeguarding your health and that of your family. But knowing which test to choose from can be...

What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA

What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA?

Toxic Substances Control Act requires the EPA to keep a list of all chemicals made or processed in the US. To date, there are over 86,000 chemicals in this inventory....

Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

What Are VOCs and Are They in Your Drinking Water?

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...