Category: Contaminants

Unfiltered Tap Water and High Medical Expenses: Is There a Link? Think about how much you’ve spent on healthcare over the last year. Hundreds? Thousands? Or maybe you’ve lost track? What if someone told you your tap water may have contributed to that amount? You’d probably be skeptical, but research shows links between unfiltered drinking […]

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Is Softened Water Bad for Plants? Updated December 18th, 2023 There are many reasons to have softened water at home. From reducing limescale buildup in pipes and fixtures to keeping your skin and hair softer and cleaner, it can do a world of good in any household. But when it comes to watering your plants, […]

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Debunking Popular Myths About Home Water Filtration As concerns about drinking water safety continue to rise, so do the misconceptions surrounding home water filtration. Well-meaning folks reference sketchy science, clever bottled water ads twist the truth with fancy images and buzzwords, and even legit research gets misinterpreted sometimes. In this article, we debunk some of […]

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7 Key Benefits of Removing Iron from Tap Water About five percent of the earth’s crust is iron, so it’s no surprise it’s been found in drinking water sources all across the country, particularly in areas that rely on private wells. While iron is an essential nutrient in many diets, too much—especially in your water […]

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EPA Proposes Ban on Toxic Chemical Found (TCE) in U.S. Drinking Water Have you ever had your clothes dry-cleaned? Perhaps you’ve used commercial stain removers on your carpets or even consumed unfiltered water. If you answered yes, you’ve likely encountered trichloroethylene, or TCE, as it’s more commonly called. While ‘trichloroethylene’ might sound like a word […]

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A Guide to Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in An Emergency Do you ever consider how you’d cope in a drinking water emergency? Most of us don’t—until a crisis hits, and we’re left scrambling to find clean drinking water. It’s time to change that. We can’t survive without clean drinking water for long, so having enough […]

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New Law Requires Lead Water Filters in Michigan Schools, Daycares Children need safe drinking water to stay hydrated, happy, and healthy. Yet sadly, many are exposed to lead in drinking water at school and daycares, which are supposed to be safe spaces for kids to learn and play daily. In light of this, Michigan recently […]

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Glyphosate in Hard Water Linked to Kidney Disease, Study Finds Sprouts of crabgrass and dandelions have popped up in your garden, so you spray them with Roundup, the popular weedkiller. It’s the go-to choice for many, as it’s said to be easy to use, convenient, and gets the job done. However, it’s back in the […]

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How Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Pollute Surface Water & Impact Your Wallet Updated: October 23rd, 2023 Disposable plastic water bottles have become a symbol of quick and easy hydration. With a twist or pop of the cap, you can quench your thirst at home or on the go. But what happens to these bottles once […]

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Is Texas Tap Water Safe to Drink? When you think about Texas, you probably picture a booming job market, plenty of sunshine, and mouthwatering BBQ. But given the state’s crumbling water infrastructure, unpredictable weather, and rapidly growing population, you might have questions about the safety of its tap water. So, what’s the state of Texas’ […]

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