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Posts tagged "environmental testing"

You might assume that once a chemical is found to be toxic, it gets regulated and products swap the chemical out for safer options. However, a substitution chemical can be just as toxic or even more toxic than the chemical it is replacing. This is the story of GenX–the toxic PFAS alternative.

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IDL, LOD, MDL, PQL, LOQ… All laboratory testing instruments and methods have an inherent minimum detection level – a concentration below which an instrument fails to measure something reliably. If you’re doing a laboratory water test then you want to know how low of a concentration your laboratory’s instruments can “see”. Here's an analogy of sailboats and the rough sea can help explain laboratory detection levels so that you can better understand your Tap Score Water Quality Report.

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In our second installment of The Dirt on Soil, we take a look at arsenic-contaminated soil. This guide explains how people get exposed to arsenic in soil, what arsenic means for your plant’s health, how to test for arsenic, and what to do about it.

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Soil: It's a complex amalgamation of organic material, water, minerals, and living organisms. Unfortunately, humans have (often unintentionally) made dirt “dirty.” Lead is one of the contaminants that can pollute soil–and subsequently the food you grow. Our Dirt on Soil blog is here to provide you with tips about what you can do with contaminated soil. 

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Have you ever brought home a brand new pet fish, only to have it turn belly-up as soon as you get it into its tank? Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common occurrence that may have you feeling green around the gills (so-to-speak). But there is hope–tap water issues tend to be the culprit! So, read on–it could be a life saver!

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In this second installment of our “Unfiltered Series,” we take a look at air filtration technology. We examine fiberglass filters, pleated and polyester filters, and HEPA filters. Our critical look at these three common air filters can help you make the right choice for you, your home, and your health.

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Whether or not you have seen her eponymously-titled film, Erin Brockovich's environmental efforts deserve attention. As a passionate environmental activist, she is determined to remain a spokesperson for those suffering from environmental contamination.

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