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Nitrites, Nitrates, and Your Health

Nitrites, Nitrates, and Your Health

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...

General drinking water quality properties guide

General Chemistry of Water

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. Read on to find out why...

Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Drinking Water - Tap Score

What Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water?

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. In this piece, we ask: what are contaminants of emerging...

Total THMs and HAA5 in Drinking Water Quick Guide

Quick Guide: Trihalomethanes and HAA5/HAA9

Chlorine remains the leading method of water disinfection in the United States due to its cost-effectiveness. However, it is widely understood that chlorination may result in some unintended consequences. Read more to learn...

Ultimate Guide to PFAS in drinking water

PFAS in Drinking Water: Everything You Need To Know

This comprehensive guide provides a deeper understanding of PFAS, including their history, prevalence, and health effects, as well as addressing "regrettable substitutions" like GenX. Gain valuable insights into how to...

Guide to Arsenic in Drinking Water

Arsenic in Drinking Water: Everything You Need to Know

Arsenic (As) is a naturally occurring metalloid that is toxic to human health. Read on to learn the different forms of arsenic, their sources and exposure potential, and how to test...

Guide to Legionella in Drinking Water

Legionella in Drinking Water: What You Need to Know At Home or Away

Outbreaks of Legionella-caused illnesses are quite common, especially in spas and hotels, and can lead to health complications.

Radon in Air and Water - Tap Score Guide to Radon

Radon Gas in Air and Water

Radon gas is an imperceptible threat affecting 1 in 15 homes across the US at a level above which the EPA recommends corrective action. A naturally occurring radioactive element, radon...