Category: Contaminants

America’s Aging Water Pipes: Is Your Tap Water at Risk? Updated October 11th, 2023 If you’re among the millions of Americans whose water comes through a public line, your drinking water might be at risk. Across the country, lead pipes are still carrying water into homes and businesses, more than three decades after they were […]

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15 Dangerous Diseases Caused by Contaminated Drinking Water Updated October 5th, 2023 A constant supply of clean drinking water is vital for every household. However, millions of people still lack access to this invaluable resource. As a result, some people have to use and consume water that contains dangerous contaminants. That could explain why more […]

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Explained Reverse osmosis water filters are a popular choice for many homeowners. Many of these systems use multiple filtration stages to remove everything from lead and arsenic to hormones and bacteria from water. It’s no wonder why the EPA considers reverse osmosis (RO) one of the best water filtration technologies on […]

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Is Tap Water Safe to Drink After a Flood? With water rising as high as 30 feet or more, floods can be incredibly destructive. For those living in flood-prone areas, the aftermath is all too familiar: a bleak landscape filled with debris and trash, streets covered in dirty, stagnant water, unpleasant sewage-like odors, and many […]

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Chlorine Allergy: Could Chlorine Be Fueling A Rash & Your Allergy Symptoms? Updated September 26th, 2023 Do you ever notice that your skin turns red, blotchy, dry, or irritated after a bath or shower? Perhaps you avoid swimming pools because they tend to aggravate your eczema, asthma, and dermatitis. If you’ve been experiencing any of […]

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3 Harmful Effects of Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Updated September 21st, 2023 Think about a glass of ordinary tap water – cool and refreshing. It looks so pure and healthy, but the truth is: it probably contains a high level of haloacetic acids and other harmful contaminants. By definition, haloacetic acids (haa) are “chemical […]

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Can Water Filters and Water Softeners Help Prevent Skin Problems? When small, itchy red and white welts swarm your skin after a shower, you might chalk the adverse reaction up to something you had eaten the night before. But what’s to blame when those tiny, annoying bumps return with a vengeance the next time you […]

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15 Benefits of Drinking Water and How Much You Need to Drink Updated: September 14th, 2023 Whether you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, chances are you’ve been scouring the internet for weeks trying to find some practical tips that work. But almost everywhere you turn, you get the same advice: “drink adequate […]

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9 Reasons Your Tap Water Tastes Weird and How to Fix It No one wants to sip on a gross-tasting drink—certainly not when it’s the water from the sink. In its purest form, water shouldn’t taste like anything. But sometimes, it can have a weird flavor that may take your taste buds for a spin. […]

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Signs Your Well Water is Acidic and How to Treat It If your water comes from a private well, you might encounter a few no-so-pleasant surprises, especially without a home water treatment system. For instance, you may turn on the tap expecting clean, refreshing H2O, but the water tastes bitter, smells weird, or contains small […]

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