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Bottled Water Myths and Facts - Tap Score

Bottled Water: Myths vs. Facts

There are loads misconceptions when it comes to bottled water. From the claim that "bottled water is always sterile and free of contaminants" to "bottled water is regulated more stringently...


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Should I Boil My Water Before Drinking?

Is Boiled Water Pure?

You may have heard that boiling your water will make it safer to drink. However, it’s important to know the facts about boiling your water before switching on the stove....

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...

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...

What Common Terms Mean in A Tap Score Report

Common Tap Score Report Terms: What Do They Mean?

The environment, the infrastructure, and the plumbing of your home can all have major effects on the water you drink, cook with, and bathe in. Subsequently, understanding water quality can...

Water service boundary project by SimpleLab

How to Access the First Map of US Water Utilities

The majority of states do not provide (or even monitor) which water systems serve which areas! SimpleLab decided to do something about this problem–and while what we’ve released is a...

Dioxins and Furans: Toxic Chemicals Explained

Dioxins and Furans: Toxic Chemicals Explained

The list of unintended consequences from industrial activity is long and complex. An important member of this list is the release of chemical byproducts into the environment. Read below to...

What are aquatic herbicides

Aquatic Herbicides Explained

Aquatic herbicides are often used to kill invasive plant species and reduce algal blooms that threaten the health of aquatic ecosystems. Learn more about how and why aquatic herbicides are...

Health Effects of PFAS

The Health Effects of PFAS

PFAS (also known as "forever chemicals") are creating a modern-day “public health crisis”, and we are still discovering the full extent of their health effects. Read on for a summary...