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Posts tagged "heavy metals"

Radioactivity–it can cause irreparable damage to your body that stays hidden for years, or even across generations. Here's a guide to help you understand what radiation really is, what the associated risks are, what types of radioactive elements are common in drinking water, and how they should be treated.

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While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume. Read on to learn what level of arsenic is considered dangerous, which foods and drinks may increase your arsenic exposure, and easy steps you can take to reduce the risk.

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Water contaminants are measured using a variety of units depending on what fits best. From PPM to CFU/mL to pCi/L–we know it can be confusing. Read on to learn how to interpret units for measuring chemical, biological, radiological, and other contaminants that you may encounter on a water quality report.

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In this second part of a two part series on the differences between various oxidative states of arsenic in water, we take a closer look at arsenic III. Read on to learn what is arsenic III, how to test for it,  and  how to remove it from your drinking water.

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In this piece we zero in on two common forms of inorganic arsenic: arsenic III and arsenic V. While these two forms of arsenic do have some things in common, they have some very important differences when it comes to treatment and removal from tap water. Read on to learn more.

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Aluminum is considered a sustainable alternative to plastic, but has some ties to serious neurological disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. In this Tips for Taps piece, we ask (and answer), "Is aluminum toxic enough to be a health concern for your drinking water?"

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One of the many proposed changes to the EPA's updated Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is aimed at creating better practices around lead testing and treatment. Although these drinking water regulations have existed since 1991, this is the first time a federal law would specifically require utilities to test the safety of schools they service. Read more to find out what this could mean for your children's schools.

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While we usually talk about contaminants negatively impacting your health if we find it in drinking water – lithium is a rare example of an element that may actually benefit your health. How is that so? In this post, we’ll cover what Lithium is, how you might be exposed through drinking water, and what scientists hypothesize the potential benefits could be.

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