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How can hurricanes affect your water quality? With wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour, hurricanes blow over almost anything in their path, with short and long-term consequences for your drinking water. Get the scoop in this quick guide to hurricanes and water quality.

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If my water is contaminated, I will know, right? Unfortunately… if you’ve been reading Tips for Taps, you’ll probably know the answer. Some drinking water contaminants are completely impossible to see, smell, or taste. Nitrite and nitrate are two such contaminants, but they are associated with serious health risks, especially for infants and pregnant women.

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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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Heavy metals are natural elements that–in high doses–are poisonous to humans. They enter our bodies mainly from lower down on the food chain through a process called bioaccumulation. What are heavy metals, and what does it mean for them to bioaccumulate? Why is heavy metals bioaccumulation dangerous for your health? We’ve got the answers–and some tips on what to do.

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You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. You can’t smell it. Radon gas is a silent threat affecting 1 in 15 homes across the U.S., killing thousands every year. What is it, and what can you do about it? Read Tap Score's guide on radon gas to reduce your exposure to this silent toxic.

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In our second installment of The Dirt on Soil, we take a look at arsenic-contaminated soil. This guide explains how people get exposed to arsenic in soil, what arsenic means for your plant’s health, how to test for arsenic, and what to do about it.

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Have you ever wondered how the food production industry has been able to keep up with feeding our world’s rapidly growing population? Or perhaps, what your food goes through before it lands on the shelf at the grocery store? The answer to both questions, in part, involves Glyphosate. The world's most common herbicide, Glyphosate may be making its way into drinking water sources. Read on to discover how you might be exposed and what this means for your health.

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