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Is Drinking Water Safe For My Baby?

One question runs through the minds of new parents every day: Is this safe for my baby? With all household items under new scrutiny, tap water is no exception. Drinking...

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Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

Sulfur Smells: Why Does My Water Stink Like Rotten Eggs?

Have you ever turned on your faucet and been met with the smell of rotten eggs? The culprit is sulfur. While it’s definitely a nuisance, this unpleasant smell is not usually...

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Proficiency Testing in Labs

What is Proficiency Testing in Labs?

Proficiency Testing (PT) is a process designed to evaluate a laboratory’s performance, testing accuracy, and overall practices. Read on to learn about how laboratory's are assessed by third-party proficiency programs.

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GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

GenX: The “Regrettable Substitution"

You might assume that once a chemical is found to be toxic, it gets regulated and products swap the chemical out for safer options. However, a substitution chemical can be...

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Your PFAS Water Test Questions Answered

Your PFAS Water Test Questions Answered

PFAS have been present in consumer goods for 70+ years, though PFAS exposures through food and water only became a topic of research 20 years ago. Thus, methods for analyzing...

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Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

Laboratory Detection Limits Explained

All laboratory testing instruments and methods have an inherent minimum detection level–a concentration below which an instrument fails to measure something reliably. If you’re doing a laboratory water test then...

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Wildfire and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

Wildfires and Water Quality: VOC Contamination

California wildfires have previously led to toxic contamination in local drinking water. Boiling advisories, filters, and smell tests are not enough to protect residents. What can you do to ensure...

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Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water

What Are VOCs and Are They in Your Drinking Water?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are everywhere. From industry, agriculture, transportation, and everyday household products–once VOCs contaminate drinking water, they can be hard to remove. Learn what VOCs are, how to detect them, the health risks, and...

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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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