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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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Buying a home water treatment system gives you more control over your own quality, but knowing the difference between point-of-entry (POE) or point-of-entry (POU) can help you find the best filter options.

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One of the many proposed changes to the EPA's updated Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is aimed at creating better practices around lead testing and treatment. Although these drinking water regulations have existed since 1991, this is the first time a federal law would specifically require utilities to test the safety of schools they service. Read more to find out what this could mean for your children's schools.

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The pipes that carry your tap water come in a variety of materials–from lead to copper to plastic. With lead piping now illegal and copper piping very expensive, that brings us to one of the most popular plumbing materials today: plastic. But is it safe? We investigate the pros and cons of plastic pipes.

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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 all over the planet. Recently, these microscopic plastics have been found in drinking water. What's the risk? This post covers the latest on microplastics in your tap water.

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How can hurricanes affect your water quality? With wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour, hurricanes blow over almost anything in their path, with short and long-term consequences for your drinking water. Get the scoop in this quick guide to hurricanes and water quality.

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Heavy metals are natural elements that–in high doses–are poisonous to humans. They enter our bodies mainly from lower down on the food chain through a process called bioaccumulation. What are heavy metals, and what does it mean for them to bioaccumulate? Why is heavy metals bioaccumulation dangerous for your health? We’ve got the answers–and some tips on what to do.

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