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GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

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...

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Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

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...

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The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

We are exposed to harmful substances each day. As our environment changes and we spend more time indoors, our health risks change as well. Learn all about your indoor exposures–from...

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Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

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...

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Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

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...

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How Long Will My Pet Fish Live? Depends on the tap water...

How Long Will My Pet Fish Live? Depends on the tap water...

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...

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An Unfiltered Series: Air Filters

An Unfiltered Series: Air Filters

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...

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Erin Brockovich: The Ongoing Fight for Clean Water

Erin Brockovich: The Ongoing Fight for Clean Water

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...

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