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What's In My City Water?

What Is In My City Tap Water?

While there are a lot of great resources regarding water quality reports, the only sure-fire way to really know what’s in your water is to test it yourself. That’s where...

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The Best Water Testing Kits of 2022

New York Times’ Wirecutter has named Tap Score the “best water quality test kit for your home”. Tap Score testing not only offers accurate results for over 1000+ contaminants, but...

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Is my water filter working?

How Do I Know If My Water Filter Is Working?

Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your...

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Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

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....

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Why does my drain smell bad?

Why Does My Drain Smell?

Have you ever walked into your home and been greeted by an utterly unpleasant smell coming from one of your drains? While stinky drains are certainly unwanted, the good news...

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Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and  Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

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...

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What Are Emerging Contaminants?

What Are Emerging Contaminants?

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...

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The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

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...

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