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Posts tagged "water quality"

From temporary shutdowns like those related to COVID-19 to seasonal occupancy, long periods of reduced water use can lead to a variety of potential hazards when turning the tap back on. While there is currently no standard for safely reopening a building, this guide to flushing fixtures before using inactive plumbing can help keep you safe.

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As both an art and a science, baking brings together seemingly simple ingredients through chemical reactions to create something new and delicious. Water is behind all the natural chemical reactions that happen during baking and helps control your dough’s temperature and consistency. Knowing a bit about your home water quality can help take your glutenous creations to the next level.

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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, we ask: what are HAA5, how do they form, what are the potential health effects, and how to remove them from your water?

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Aluminum is considered a sustainable alternative to plastic, but has some ties to serious neurological disorders like Alzheimer's Disease. In this Tips for Taps piece, we ask (and answer), "Is aluminum toxic enough to be a health concern for your drinking water?"

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Buying a home water treatment system gives you more control over your own quality, but knowing the difference between point-of-entry (POE) or point-of-entry (POU) can help you find the best filter options.

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Suffering from dry, brittle, or even green tinted hair? While water is often treated to a baseline standard for human consumption, there is still a lot of variability in water chemistry. Variations in that chemistry may be wreaking havoc on your locks. Read on to learn how your water quality may be affecting your hair.

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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 of drinking water. Read on to learn how urban development impacts the natural water cycle, changes water quality and its availability.

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