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Posts tagged "contaminants"

In this second part of a two part series on the differences between various oxidative states of arsenic in water, we take a closer look at arsenic III. Read on to learn what is arsenic III, how to test for it,  and  how to remove it from your drinking water.

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Your water's appearance, smell, and taste are often important clues to finding potential hazards. In this piece, we’ll go over sense-based signs that can help guide you to the source of the problem.

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In this piece we zero in on two common forms of inorganic arsenic: arsenic III and arsenic V. While these two forms of arsenic do have some things in common, they have some very important differences when it comes to treatment and removal from tap water. Read on to learn more.

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From temporary shutdowns like those related to COVID-19 to seasonal occupancy, long periods of reduced water use can lead to a variety of potential hazards when turning the tap back on. While there is currently no standard for safely reopening a building, this guide to flushing fixtures before using inactive plumbing can help keep you safe.

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Aluminum is considered a sustainable alternative to plastic, but has some ties to serious neurological disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. In this Tips for Taps piece, we ask (and answer), "Is aluminum toxic enough to be a health concern for your drinking water?"

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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. However, loopholes in the laws for testing these chemicals have allowed thousands of potentially harmful products to enter the environment. Find out why in this newest Tips for Taps article.

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While we usually talk about contaminants negatively impacting your health if we find it in drinking water – lithium is a rare example of an element that may actually benefit your health. How is that so? In this post, we’ll cover what Lithium is, how you might be exposed through drinking water, and what scientists hypothesize the potential benefits could be.

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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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