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What’s the Difference Between an at Home Test Kit and a Laboratory Water Test?

Water Contamination Concerns From lead contamination to natural disasters leaving water unsafe to drink, water quality has become a hot topic lately.  With what seems like daily reports about contaminated public water sources, consumers are less trusting of municipal water quality reports.  As a result, many people are relying on a home water test to […]

I Just Received A Boil Water Notice, What Should I Do?

The first thing you need to understand when you receive a water notice is the difference between a Boil Water Notice and a Do Not Use Notice. Both notices mean that there are potentially high levels of an organism present in the water that could cause health issues. A boil water notice is a public […]

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How Can I Tell if There Is Radiation in My Water?

Radiation Exposure In our daily lives, we are constantly, and often unaware, that we are being exposed to radiation.  A majority of the radiation that we are subjected to comes from natural sources.  Exposure to radiation can cause serious health issues, including cancer.  Pregnant women, children, and people with compromised immune systems are at the […]

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How Much Fluoride Should Water Have and How Do You Test for It?

The Great Fluoride Debate The debate about the need for supplemental fluoride has become heated in recent years.  Fluoride is a natural mineral found in the soil that can sometimes penetrate into our water supplies.  In the 1930s, researchers determined that people in areas with naturally fluoridated water had fewer cavities than people who didn’t […]

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Which States Rank the Best for Clean Water in America?

Regulations for Clean and Safe Water With the passage of the  Clean Water Act in 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974, Americans thought their public water systems would provide clean water. While these laws have helped to set standards that ensure we have access to safe drinking water, recent news headlines have […]

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How Do I Remove Pesticides from My Drinking Water?

Pesticide Contamination Is Increasing These days, it seems like the issue of pesticides in our water is making headline news on a daily basis.  As one of the world’s largest food producers, pesticide use in the US continues to rise.  And with that, comes a number of issues where pesticides are seeping through the soil […]

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What Causes Toilet Bowl Rings?

Have you ever noticed strange rings in your toilet bowl even though you do your best to keep it clean?  These toilet bowl rings are not always an indication of how clean your toilet is.  Sometimes toilet bowl rings are a sign that you could have water quality issues. There are many different causes of […]

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Why Does My Water Taste Sweet?

The Taste of Water One of the most common reasons people give for not drinking water is that they don’t like the taste.  Some people claim that water doesn’t have a taste, while others say different waters taste sweet, or bitter, earthy, or minerally.  There are many factors that affect the taste of water, especially […]

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Can You Drink Rainwater – A Science Experiment for Kids

The continental United States gets an average of 30 inches of precipitation each year.  With all of the water falling from the sky, you might be wondering if rainwater is safe to drink.  While using rainwater is a great way to conserve resources, some sources state that rainwater might not be the best source for drinking water. […]

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Who Really Needs Electrolyte Water?

What Is Electrolyte Water Electrolyte water is a growing segment in the bottled water category. Examples of electrolyte waters include brands such as Propel, Smartwater, LIFEWTR, and Core Hydration.  Some of these waters have added electrolytes to improve the taste and others are geared toward improved hydration. So, just what is electrolyte water? These waters […]

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