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What Can You Do About PFAS in Your Water?

What Can You Do About PFAS in Your Water?

PFAS, also called "forever chemicals", have become a major talking point in recent years, and for good reason. These emerging contaminants are extremely persistent once in the environment, but there...

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Is my water filter working?

How Do I Know If My Water Filter Is Working?

Residential water filtration products will claim to remove different contaminants from your water, but how do you know they’re working? The only way to truly know is to test your...

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Arsenic III in water

How to Treat Arsenic III in Water

In this second part of a two part series on the differences between various oxidative states of arsenic in water, we take a closer look at arsenic III. Read on to...

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Arsenic V in Drinking Water

How To Treat Arsenic V in Water

In this piece we zero in on two common forms of inorganic arsenic: arsenic III and arsenic V. While these two forms of arsenic do have some things in common,...

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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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Is there aluminum in drinking water?

Should You Filter Drinking Water For Aluminum?

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...

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POE Versus POU Water Treatment

POE Versus POU Water Treatment

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...

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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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