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Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

Simple Ways to Avoid Arsenic Exposure

While arsenic in no longer a trendy additive to cosmetics or insecticides, the toxic metalloid remains ubiquitous in the environment, as well as in the food and drinks we consume....

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What is SAR?

Sodium Adsorption Ratio, Irrigation, and Soil Health

Not all water is created equal. One way in which water quality varies is the Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR). While high SAR is not ultimately an issue of human health, it...

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The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

The Exposome: How Environmental Exposures Impact Your Health

We are exposed to harmful substances each day. As our environment changes and we spend more time indoors, our health risks change as well. Learn all about your indoor exposures–from...

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Heavy Metals in Water & Soil: Methods for Treatment

Heavy Metals in Water & Soil: Methods for Treatment

There are many methods available for reducing heavy metals at their source–before they enter our food and bodies. Chemically engineered methods such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and chemical precipitation...

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The Ultimate Guide to Soil Properties

Good news! Tap Score’s Home Soil Test has arrived! In our effort to inform you of the health of your everyday environment, we’re offering easy access to state-of-the-art soil testing...

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Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

In our second installment of The Dirt on Soil, we take a look at arsenic-contaminated soil. This guide explains how people get exposed to arsenic in soil, what arsenic means...

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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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Growing Concern: How Water Quality Impacts Your Fruits and Vegetables

Growing Concern: How Water Quality Impacts Your Fruits and Vegetables

A great way to ensure healthy plants is to use the right water to nourish them. Water quality can impact your plants in a variety of ways, and this is...

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