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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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Bottled Water: When Is It Worth It?

Bottled Water: When Is It Worth It?

Despite the alluring marketing of “fancy” bottled water, you are probably better off choosing tap water. Not simply because it is less expensive, but because municipal water is held to higher standards.

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What Are Trihalomethanes and How Are They Formed?

What Are Trihalomethanes and How Are They Formed?

It is widely agreed upon that chlorine is a much needed addition to water. However, it is also commonly understood that trihalomethanes (THMs) can form when excess chlorine reacts with...

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Why Is Uranium In Drinking Water?

Why Is Uranium In Drinking Water?

Did you know that–despite popular belief–the dangers of uranium contamination in water mostly come from the toxic chemical effects of the heavy metal accumulation? Here's a quick guide to explain the concerns...

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Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Contaminant Candidate List: Unregulated Tap Water Risks

Despite the EPA's tireless effort to identify chemicals that may pose health risks, keeping up with the industry production of chemicals and their release into the environment is a never-ending...

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Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Card: U.S. Earns A “D”

Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Card: U.S. Earns A “D”

U.S. drinking water infrastructure has received a measly “D” on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the U.S. must invest approximately $3.6 trillion in repairs to reach...

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The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

The Lead Series: Flint, Michigan and Corrosive River Water

Here's a snapshot of what's happened during the Flint, Michigan water crisis over the last three years to highlight the importance of drinking water infrastructure management. 

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Why Is Fluoride Used in Water Treatment?

Why Is Fluoride Used in Water Treatment?

Fluoride is among the most confusing chemicals added to drinking water. While low concentrations protect against tooth decay, studies also indicate that added fluoride may have adverse effects at elevated levels.

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Disinfection Byproducts: The Adverse Effects of Water Chlorination

Disinfection Byproducts: The Adverse Effects of Water Chlorination

Chlorine remains the chemical-of-choice for water disinfection within the United States due to its cost-effectiveness. However, it is widely understood that chlorination may result in some unintended consequences.

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