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Many naturally occurring heavy metals are insidious threats that cannot be smelled, tasted, or seen. However, they can bioaccumulate–leading to detrimental health impacts. We have created a short, but crucial list, of the seven heavy metals that should be on your radar.

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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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Tap Score's newest feature provides you with detailed information about the health effects of chemicals in your water. For each metal, organic chemical or contaminant detected, we'll tell you which organs in your body could be affected and provide links to the supporting scientific research. 

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A great way to ensure healthy plants is to use the right water to nourish them. Water quality can impact your plants in a variety of ways, and this is even more important when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables. The things you grow in your vegetable garden presumably make it into your body. This not only means that clean water impacts your plants’ health, but it can have an effect on your health, as well. We’re here to explain: How water quality impacts your vegetable garden, what type of water you should you use to water your produce, and more!

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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 Tap Score comes in. Our Advanced City Water Test will give you answers if you are unsure.

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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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