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GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

You might assume that once a chemical is found to be toxic, it gets regulated and products swap the chemical out for safer options. However, a substitution chemical can be...

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Testing Your Tap Water–Cheaper and Better Than Bottled Water

Testing Your Tap Water–Cheaper and Better Than Bottled Water

We dig into the state of American public water systems, evidence from Tap Score water data, and a cost evaluation which concludes: Tap water wins out over bottled water. Skip...

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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....

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Water Problems in Urban Areas

Water Problems in Urban Areas

By 2030, it's estimated that ~60% of the world’s population will live in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. It's time to consider how urbanization will affect the quality...

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Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and  Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

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...

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What Are Emerging Contaminants?

What Are Emerging Contaminants?

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. Such chemicals, called "emerging contaminants," enter our drinking water in...

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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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The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

We are exposed to harmful substances each day. As our environment changes and we spend more time indoors, our health risks change as well. Learn all about your indoor exposures–from...

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