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What’s the White Residue on My Fixtures?

Do you see white residue on your faucets, shower heads, and just about any surface your water touches? We’re here to tell you: it’s not harmful to your health, it...

Ultimate Guide to PFAS in drinking water

PFAS in Drinking Water: Everything You Need To Know

This comprehensive guide provides a deeper understanding of PFAS, including their history, prevalence, and health effects, as well as addressing "regrettable substitutions" like GenX. Gain valuable insights into how to...

Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Drinking Water - Tap Score

What Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water?

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. In this piece, we ask: what are contaminants of emerging...

lab testing for pfas in drinking water

What Is the Best Way to Test for PFAS in Drinking Water?

Testing for PFAS in drinking water at home is a proactive step towards safeguarding your health and that of your family. But knowing which test to choose from can be...

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....

Berkey performance testing guide

How Do I Performance Test My Berkey?

Berkey water filters are one of the most popular in-home water treatment devices on the market today, thanks in large part to their robust sales and marketing tactics. But without any NSF/ANSI certifications to...

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

The Ultimate Tap Water Odor Guide

Sometimes, tap water can carry odors that make you second guess your water quality. In this ultimate guide to smelly water, we'll cover all the stinks and their sources so...

Are Microplastics in Drinking Water?

Are Microplastics in My Drinking Water?—The Ultimate Guide

Almost all of the plastic ever manufactured is still on earth! Degrading bit by bit into tiny particles, microplastics have contiued to spread throughout the environment—including drinking water sources. But...