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As both an art and a science, baking brings together seemingly simple ingredients through chemical reactions to create something new and delicious. Water is behind all the natural chemical reactions that happen during baking and helps control your dough’s temperature and consistency. Knowing a bit about your home water quality can help take your glutenous creations to the next level.

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Water treatment is essential for protecting us from waterborne diseases, but disinfectants like chlorine can lead to dangerous byproducts in your home’s water called haloacetic acids (HAA5). In this piece, we ask: what are HAA5, how do they form, what are the potential health effects, and how to remove them from your water?

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Suffering from dry, brittle, or even green tinted hair? While water is often treated to a baseline standard for human consumption, there is still a lot of variability in water chemistry. Variations in that chemistry may be wreaking havoc on your locks. Read on to learn how your water quality may be affecting your hair.

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While we talk a lot about drinking water, it's not the only way we are exposed to potential contaminants. Showering is another way we encounter many hazards lurking in water. In this piece, we look at the water quality risks and concerns exist in shower water and what type of shower filters, if any, are effective.

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It is widely agreed upon that chlorine is a much needed addition to water. However, it is also commonly understood that trihalomethanes (THMs) can form when excess chlorine reacts with organic matter–which may present some serious health concerns. Find out answers to some of the most common THM-related questions.

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Whether it stinks like rotten eggs or bleach, smelly water might have you worried. The exact cause of water odors can be challenging to determine. Therefore, we have created a handy guide to help you identify and treat common causes of household water smells.

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