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Scaling and Corrosion in Water

Scale, Corrosion, and Plumbing

The interaction between your pipes and the water flowing through them can be a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes. In this piece, we focus on: corrosion and...

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Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and  Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

Will the EPA’s Updated Lead and Copper Rule Make School Drinking Water Safer?

One of the many proposed changes to the EPA's updated Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is aimed at creating better practices around lead testing and treatment. Although these drinking water...

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The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

The Lead In School Drinking Water Database

SimpleLab's Lead In School Water Project is the first web-based application to rank and track every US state in terms of school-related lead exposure, testing and policy. This project’s goal is...

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Lead in school water guide

What to Do if Your School Has Lead

Lead is one of the scariest things to find in your child's school. Whether you're a parent or administrator – you probably want to know what's next. There are short-...

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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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Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

Soil: It's a complex amalgamation of organic material, water, minerals, and living organisms. Unfortunately, humans have (often unintentionally) made dirt “dirty.” Lead is one of the contaminants that can pollute...

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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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Lead In Public School Drinking Water

Lead In Public School Drinking Water

While alarming, the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan is not a “one-off” example of lead poisoning through drinking water. Lead poisoning due to contaminated drinking water is a very real problem that continues...

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