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Where Can I Get My Water Tested?

Interested in testing your drinking water to be sure it’s safe for daily use? This guide explains where to find independent water testing near you, what kind of analysis to...

The Hidden Danger of Floods

The Hidden Danger of Floods

Beyond the immediate chaos and destruction of mass inundation, floods bring a host of other hazards. While suspended sewage and oil slicks are clear indications of contamination, it is always safest...

ultimate guide to discolored tap water

The Complete Guide to Discolored Tap Water

While changes to the color of your tap water can indicate different problems along the line, discolored water does not necessarily suggest your water is dangerous to drink. Read on...

What do Berkey Water Filters Remove? - Unbiased Overview

What Do Berkeys Filter Out?

If you’ve looked into purchasing an at-home water treatment device, you’ve likely come across Berkey filters. However, without extensive testing or certification to NSF/ANSI standards for all of their claims,...

ultimate tap water taste guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Taste Guide

The taste of your water is so important. In fact, aesthetics—taste, smell, color—are one of the leading reasons people choose not to drink their household tap water. But understanding why...

Best water test 2024 - Tap Score

The Best Water Testing Kits of 2024

The New York Times Wirecutter has named Tap Score the “best water quality test kit for your home”. Tap Score testing not only offers accurate results for over 1000+ contaminants,...

What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA

What Chemicals Are Subject to TSCA?

Toxic Substances Control Act requires the EPA to keep a list of all chemicals made or processed in the US. To date, there are over 86,000 chemicals in this inventory....

Lead in drinking Water Explained

Lead in Drinking Water: The Ultimate Guide

In the Ultimate Guide to Lead, we explore this notoriously toxic heavy metal and its associated risks, sources of contamination and exposure potential, as well as how to test and...