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Lithium in tap water

Lithium and Tap Water

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...

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The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

SimpleLab's Lead In School Water Project is the first web-based application to rank and track every US state in terms of school-related lead exposure, testing and policy. This project’s goal is...

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Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is There a Link?

Aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is There a Link?

Although some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s cannot be changed, we can influence other potential causes of the neurodegenerative illness. Environmental exposure is one of those risks we can...

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Lead in school water guide

What to Do if Your School Has Lead

Lead is one of the scariest things to find in your child's school. Whether you're a parent or administrator – you probably want to know what's next. There are short-...

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Heavy Metals And Bioaccumulation: What You Need to Know

Heavy Metals And Bioaccumulation: What You Need to Know

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...

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Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

A guide on how switching water sources (e.g. in Flint) or water disinfectants (in the case of D.C. water) can cause lead to leach from pipes, what the dangers are, and how...

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Why is my water brown

Why is My Water Brown?

Have you ever turned on your faucet expecting clear water and instead see a mysterious red, yellow, or brown liquid? Have you ever noticed rust colored stains on your appliances...

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How Long Will My Pet Fish Live? Depends on the tap water...

How Long Will My Pet Fish Live? Depends on the tap water...

Have you ever brought home a brand new pet fish, only to have it turn belly-up as soon as you get it into its tank? Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common occurrence...

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