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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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Lead in school water guide

What to Do if Your School Has Lead

Lead is one of the scariest things to find in your child's school. Whether you're a parent or administrator – you probably want to know what's next. There are short-...

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What Is The Difference Between MCLG and MCL?

What Is The Difference Between MCLG and MCL?

There are thousands of acronyms used by the EPA, water engineers, and public health practitioners. When it comes to understanding them all–it is no surprise that many folks get confused....

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