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We are exposed to harmful substances each day. As our environment changes and we spend more time indoors, our health risks change as well. Learn all about your indoor exposures–from water, air, and daily products–in our primer on exposures and "the exposome".

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To know if your environment impacts your health, we rely on research in the field of toxicology. What is toxicology? We’re here to break down the jargon. Read this primer on toxicology and our short list of how you can reduce your exposure to environmental risks–from household products to drinking water.

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When fires erupt, air quality plummets, and this directly impacts your health. Here is an overview of how smokey air might make you ill, along with Tap Score’s guide for protecting yourself from wildfire smoke.

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The Raw Water sales reps are in effect turning a blind eye to the contaminants that have caused cancers for millions worldwide, while mumbling something about probiotics. We love that every day more people are learning about the importance of the microflora in our intestines. But we're not talking about a carefully cultivated cup of yogurt here. Read a response from the SimpleWater team on the Raw Water phenomena. If you want to drink Raw Water, make sure you test it first!

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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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There are many technical terms surrounding the general properties of your drinking water, but this shouldn’t stop you from knowing your water’s fundamental chemistry. Rather than leaving you to scratch your head (and search Google for hours), we’ve assembled this easy guide to help you understand what important water properties mean.

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Tap Score offers you an easy way to test your water in a professional laboratory. However, for many types of bacteria and other biological contaminants in drinking water, it is prohibitively expensive to ship the necessary volumes of water overnight in the mail and at the right temperature. To make bacterial testing more affordable and still accurate, SimpleWater Tap Score offers customers professional grade self-testing kits for biological contamination. Learn about the differences among our bacterial at-home tests! 

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It is important to periodically check the health of your drinking water. Nobody disputes that. Whether you are served by a private well or a local water utility, buying a laboratory-based water test online is one of the easiest ways to get a clear picture of your water quality. Read on for 5 simple "need-to-know" facts about buying water tests online.

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