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October 10th is Imagine a Day Without Water–a national day of action to raise awareness about the value of water in our lives. We, at SimpleWater, are proudly joining the cause. Find out how you can make a difference, too!

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How can hurricanes affect your water quality? With wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour, hurricanes blow over almost anything in their path, with short and long-term consequences for your drinking water. Get the scoop in this quick guide to hurricanes and water quality.

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There are many methods available for reducing heavy metals at their source–before they enter our food and bodies. Chemically engineered methods such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and chemical precipitation have been in use for a while, but there are also some emerging technologies that utilize the natural power of plants to absorb heavy metals directly from the environment. We cover treatment options at home and beyond in this follow-up guide to heavy metals and bioaccumulation.

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While we usually talk about contaminants negatively impacting your health if we find it in drinking water – lithium is a rare example of an element that may actually benefit your health. How is that so? In this post, we’ll cover what Lithium is, how you might be exposed through drinking water, and what scientists hypothesize the potential benefits could be.

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If my water is contaminated, I will know, right? Unfortunately… if you’ve been reading Tips for Taps, you’ll probably know the answer. Some drinking water contaminants are completely impossible to see, smell, or taste. Nitrite and nitrate are two such contaminants, but they are associated with serious health risks, especially for infants and pregnant women.

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Distilled water is a type of purified water that has been boiled until it evaporates–leaving it devoid of impurities. However, “impurities” don’t just include unwanted things. The non-discriminatory removal process also eliminates essential nutrients. As a result, this leaves some arguing that distilled water leaves somethings to be desired. Find out why we recommend you steer clear of drinking distilled water.

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When fires erupt, air quality plummets, and this directly impacts your health. Here is an overview of how smokey air might make you ill, along with Tap Score’s guide for protecting yourself from wildfire smoke.

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Heavy metals are natural elements that–in high doses–are poisonous to humans. They enter our bodies mainly from lower down on the food chain through a process called bioaccumulation. What are heavy metals, and what does it mean for them to bioaccumulate? Why is heavy metals bioaccumulation dangerous for your health? We’ve got the answers–and some tips on what to do.

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