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If you’ve ever noticed pink slime or residue form around your sink or shower, along the rim of your toilet, or even inside your pet’s water dish–you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a very common, but easily misunderstood issue. Most folks attribute it to a water quality issue. It's not. Find out what causes pink slime, how to get rid of it, and if it's dangerous.

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Whether your water comes from a private well or a municipal water utility, there’s an ongoing risk that something harmful gets into it. Filters can help protect you and your family against potentially dangerous contaminants. Take a look at this guide that explains filter technology and other means of ensuring your drinking water is safe.

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Although some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s cannot be changed, we can influence other potential causes of the neurodegenerative illness. Environmental exposure is one of those risks we can better manage. In this article, we ask "is there a link between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's disease?"

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There are many allergy-management options on the market, but one easy and surprising way to manage allergic reaction severity can be found at your tap. In our new guide to seasonal allergies, we’ll explain how drinking water can help manage your springtime symptoms.

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One question runs through the minds of new parents every day: Is this safe for my baby? With all household items under new scrutiny, tap water is no exception. Drinking water is generally safe, so tap water is usually safe for babies–whether you’re mixing infant formula or they’re drinking from a sippy-cup. When there are contaminants, however, even trace amounts pose a higher health risk to babies than adults as babies are more sensitive than adults. Read on to find out what you can do to keep your baby safe.

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While fluoride has been added to drinking water for upwards of 70 years in the United States, fluoride has come into the hot seat in recent years. A study published in the Journal Environmental Health found that areas with a higher proportion of artificially fluoridated water also had a higher prevalence of ADHD in children. Should you be concerned?

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We've addressed strange colored water, odd smelling water, and now it’s time to investigate what it means if your water tastes funny. Whether it’s salty, moldy, or metallic tasting–the taste of your water can tell you a lot about what's coming from your tap.

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