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How Is Bottled Water Regulated?

How Is Bottled Water Regulated?

There is a widespread perception that bottled water is ‘pure’ and free of contaminants, due in part to misleading marketing, which compounds pre-existing distrust in tap water quality. While concern...

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What is 5th liter sampling?

LCRR: Improving Lead Sampling Through the 5th Liter Requirement

The primary contributor to lead in drinking water is the lead service line (LSL) typically found underneath older homes and/or in cities that haven’t invested in major infrastructural overhauls. The...

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What is the LCRR?

What Are the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)?

What does the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) mean for you?  The new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions introduce a proactive approach to protecting children and communities from the...

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Lead Testing in Child Care Centers - California

Lead Testing In Child Care Centers—What You Need to Know

It’s no secret the U.S. is grappling with a lead crisis. Aging piping infrastructure and decreased public funding have left millions of Americans grappling with dangerous lead levels in their...

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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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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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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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