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Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

What Are VOCs and Are They in Your Drinking Water?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are everywhere. From industry, agriculture, transportation, and everyday household products–once VOCs contaminate drinking water, they can be hard to remove. Learn what VOCs are, how to detect them, the health risks, and...

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What are haloacetic acids?

Do Water Filters Remove Haloacetic Acids?

Water treatment is essential for protecting us from waterborne diseases, but disinfectants like chlorine can lead to dangerous byproducts in your home’s water called haloacetic acids (HAA5). In this piece,...

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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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Phthalates and Drinking Water

Phthalates and Drinking Water

What are phthalates and are they dangerous? You can’t smell them, taste them, or perhaps even pronounce them, but phthalates are everywhere. Therefore, due to leaching, weathering and disintegration, they...

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How Do You Fix Radon in Water?

How Do You Fix Radon in Water?

Radon is a silent threat. You can’t see it. You can’t taste it. You can’t smell it. However, it affects approximately 1 in every 15 homes in the U.S. at...

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