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Chlorine and Chloramine as Water Disinfection

Chlorine and Chloramine: Two Ways to Disinfect

Chlorine and chloramine are both used as disinfectants in drinking water. Read on to learn about the differences and how the disinfection byproducts formed through the use of chloramine differ...

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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...

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What are haloacetic acids?

Do Water Filters Remove Haloacetic Acids?

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,...

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What Are Trihalomethanes and How Are They Formed?

What Are Trihalomethanes and How Are They Formed?

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...

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Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Despite the EPA's tireless effort to identify chemicals that may pose health risks, keeping up with the industry production of chemicals and their release into the environment is a never-ending...

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Disinfection Byproducts: The Adverse Effects of Water Chlorination

Disinfection Byproducts: The Adverse Effects of Water Chlorination

Chlorine remains the chemical-of-choice for water disinfection within the United States due to its cost-effectiveness. However, it is widely understood that chlorination may result in some unintended consequences.

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Water Chlorination: The Visible Impacts

Water Chlorination: The Visible Impacts

While most people don’t notice the effects of chlorine in their drinking water, some people are sensitive even to low levels of chlorinated water. If you are sensitive to chlorine,...

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