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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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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 how can you protect your water against VOC contamination.

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While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume. Read on to learn what level of arsenic is considered dangerous, which foods and drinks may increase your arsenic exposure, and easy steps you can take to reduce the risk.

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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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By 2030, it's estimated that ~60% of the world’s population will live in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. It's time to consider how urbanization will affect the quality of drinking water. Read on to learn how urban development impacts the natural water cycle, changes water quality and its availability.

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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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SimpleLab's Lead In School Water Project is the first web-based application to rank and track every US state in terms of school-related lead exposure, testing and policy. This project’s goal is to provide a free public resource for parents, facility managers and regulators to monitor the latest data on their school’s waterborne lead concentrations.

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