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Posts tagged "drinking-water"

Radioactivity–it can cause irreparable damage to your body that stays hidden for years, or even across generations. Here's a guide to help you understand what radiation really is, what the associated risks are, what types of radioactive elements are common in drinking water, and how they should be treated.

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Have you ever turned on your faucet and been met with the smell of rotten eggs? The culprit is sulfur. While it’s definitely a nuisance, this unpleasant smell is not usually indicative of any health risks. Learn about what causes this smell, why it is in your water, and how to get rid of it.

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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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White, cloudy water coming out of the tap? There are a few causes of cloudy water. Some are harmless, but others can pose health threats if not treated. We’ve broken down some of the major signs, causes and solutions to cloudy water.

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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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Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. Such chemicals, called "emerging contaminants," enter our drinking water in a variety of ways. In this piece, we ask: what are contaminants of emerging concern, what challenges can they present for researchers and regulators, and how you can protect yourself against the potential risks?

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