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Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water
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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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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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Is My Water Ruining My Hair?

Is My Water Ruining My Hair?

Suffering from dry, brittle, or even green tinted hair? While water is often treated to a baseline standard for human consumption, there is still a lot of variability in water...

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Water Problems in Urban Areas

Water Problems in Urban Areas

By 2030, it's estimated that ~60% of the world’s population will live in cities with 1 million or more inhabitants. It's time to consider how urbanization will affect the quality...

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How to Read Chlorine Test Strips

How to Read Chlorine Test Strips

Chlorine test strips can quickly tell you how much chlorine is in a sample of water, but sometimes, understanding these seemingly simple results can be tricky.

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Why People Test Their Water

Why People Test Their Water

There are limitless reasons why people test their drinking water. Whether you want to find the cause of an unusual color or smell, to choose an appropriate water treatment system,...

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The Link Between Fluoride in Water and ADHD: Should You Be Concerned?

The Link Between Fluoride in Water and ADHD: Should You Be Concerned?

While fluoride has been added to drinking water for upwards of 70 years in the United States, fluoride has come into the hot seat in recent years. A study published...

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Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

Chloramine, Chlorine, Lead and Pipes: How Water Treatment Turned Toxic

A guide on how switching water sources (e.g. in Flint) or water disinfectants (in the case of D.C. water) can cause lead to leach from pipes, what the dangers are, and how...

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Where is My Drinking Water From?

Where is My Drinking Water From?

We write a lot about water–how it smells, how it tastes, and primarily, what’s in it. For those of you who test water with us, we write about how your...

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