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The Hidden Danger of Floods

The Hidden Danger of Floods

Beyond the immediate chaos and destruction of mass inundation, floods bring a host of other hazards. While suspended sewage and oil slicks are clear indications of contamination, it is always safest...

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Lead in Drinking Water: The Ultimate Guide

Lead in Drinking Water: The Ultimate Guide

In the Ultimate Guide to Lead, we explore this notoriously toxic heavy metal and its associated risks, sources of contamination and exposure potential, as well as how to test and...

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Arsenic: Everything You Need to Know

Arsenic: Everything You Need to Know

Arsenic (As) is a naturally occurring metalloid that is toxic to human health. Read on to learn the different forms of arsenic, their sources and exposure potential, and how to test...

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Legionella: What You Need to Know At Home or Away

Legionella: What You Need to Know At Home or Away

Legionella is a bacteria that grows naturally in freshwater environments. But when it gets into water systems, it can become a real nuisance. Outbreaks of Legionella-caused illnesses are quite common,...

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short guide on wildfires and water quality

Wildfires & Water Quality: How Do Wildfires Impact Your Drinking Water?

While a natural part of most ecosystems, wildfires can have far-reaching consequences on drinking water quality. Our short guide on wildfires and water quality will give you insight into exactly...

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ultimate tap water taste guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Taste Guide

The taste of your water is so important. In fact, aesthetics—taste, smell, color—are one of the leading reasons people choose not to drink their household tap water. But understanding why...

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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...

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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...

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