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While we talk a lot about drinking water, it's not the only way we are exposed to potential contaminants. Showering is another way we encounter many hazards lurking in water. In this piece, we look at the water quality risks and concerns exist in shower water and what type of shower filters, if any, are effective.

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Water treatment can be confusing. With the ever-growing list of potential contaminants making their way into drinking water, it's hard to know which is the best system for you. In this Tips for Taps piece, we take a deep dive into a popular at-home treatment option: Ion Exchange–as we ask: what is an ion exchange (IE) system, how does it work, and is it right for you?

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We write a lot about water–how it smells, how it tastes, and primarily, what’s in it. For those of you who test water with us, we write about how your water quality connects with your health. We’ve discussed (many times over) why water quality matters, but until now, we’ve not explained where our tap water come from in the first place…

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Do you have a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system? Is it not working properly? Read this super-quick guide to help you determine why your drinking water filter is leaking and what you can do to fix your RO.

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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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Whether it stinks like rotten eggs or bleach, smelly water might have you worried. The exact cause of water odors can be challenging to determine. Therefore, we have created a handy guide to help you identify and treat common causes of household water smells.

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When you wash your clothes, you expect them to come out cleaner than they went into the washer. However, water quality issues can lead to the exact opposite–leaving marks and stains for various reasons. We have created a Stain Guide that can help you identify the most common causes for the oh-so-annoying stains on your clothes.

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