Category: Contaminants

10 States with the Worst Tap Water in America Updated August 16th, 2023 According to the CDC, America has one of the safest and cleanest water supplies on the planet. Yet, hardly a day goes by without water quality issues cropping up in the national news cycle. Millions of Americans in various cities across different […]

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Towns and Cities with the Best Tap Water in the U.S. Whether you’re contemplating a move to a major city or planning a short visit, it’s natural to be researching the best schools, food options, nightlife scenes, etc. But as you decide on the perfect place to call home or enjoy a memorable vacation, make […]

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Can Drinking Water Really Help You Lose Weight? If you’ve been trying to shed a couple of pounds, you may have started hitting the gym, eating healthier, lowering stress, and getting more restful sleep. But did you know drinking more water may also help you slim down? Yes, this clear, calorie-free liquid does more than […]

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EPA Proposes First-Ever Federal Regulations for PFAS in Drinking Water If you’ve been keeping up with our articles on PFAS, you’re probably aware of the harmful impact these so-called “forever chemicals” can have on drinking water quality. They’ve gained quite a reputation for their long-lasting nature and cancer-like effects on humans—even featured in the Hollywood […]

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Is Chlorine Effective Against Giardia Lamblia in Drinking Water? While ‘Giardia Lamblia’ may sound like some fictional creature from a sci-fi movie, it’s a real and serious threat to drinking water quality. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that it’s one the major culprits behind those nasty waterborne disease outbreaks […]

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8 Causes of Brown Toilet Water and How to Fix It Does murky brown water greet you every time you lift your toilet seat? The fact that you’re reading this article tells us this is most likely the case. Perhaps you reached to flush because you assumed someone had forgotten. But, to your surprise, brown […]

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How to Read Your Water Quality Report: Helpful Tips and Expert Advice Today, many people are turning away from bottled water and making the move to tap water and other alternative modes. If you’ve already made the switch, it’s important to know what’s in your tap water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires most community […]

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Is It Safe to Drink Bottled Water Left in a Hot Car? Whether rushing to the office or going on a camping trip, many of us always grab a water bottle before heading out. It’s a convenient way to hydrate while on the move, keeping us refreshed and energized. But sometimes, we forget to drink […]

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How to Remove Coliform Bacteria from Well Water It’s hard to think of anything more refreshing than a cool glass of water after an intense workout. But don’t always be too quick to take a sip. Even if the water looks clean, it could contain harmful bacteria that could make you sick. The mere thought […]

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Guide: The Toxic Effects of PFAS in Drinking Water PFAS. You may not recognize it by name, but you likely encounter it multiple times a day. You might even drink it in your water. Who knows? Anyway, PFAS is short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a large family of chemicals that are extremely persistent in […]

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