Category: Contaminants

Does High TDS Mean You Need a Water Filter? If you know anything about pure water, you know it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. But because water is an excellent solvent, it can dissolve different materials that can change its color, smell, and taste – not only the sugar in your morning brew but also […]

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What’s Causing California’s Drinking Water Crisis? Isn’t it ironic? California is the largest food producer in the U.S., yet many residents cannot drink or cook with the water that flows from their faucets. The state’s water supply is becoming more contaminated as multiple crises intensify – from wildfires and worsening droughts to arsenic and nitrate […]

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How to Remove Lead from Your Drinking Water Updated: November 1st, 2022 Few things are more satisfying than a tall glass of water after a long workout or a hot day. You fill it up at your faucet and gulp down without considering what contaminants you could be ingesting. And why should you? The Environmental […]

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More than 43 million Americans rely on private (domestic) wells as their source of drinking water. Some use them as a backup to their existing public water system, while others depend on them exclusively. Sadly, many families continue to use and consume untreated well water, unaware of the possible dangers. Unlike tap water, which typically […]

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Carcinogens in Drinking Water: Is Your Water Raising Your Cancer Risk? For many of us, the word cancer alone is enough to evoke feelings of fear, unease, and worry. To reduce our risk, we try to make lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. But rarely do we consider filtering […]

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Camp Lejeune’s Water Contamination Crisis Explained By now, you’ve probably seen the barrage of ads targeting past Camp Lejeune veterans, families, and employees: “If you served or resided at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1953 and 1987 for at least 30 days, you may be eligible for financial compensation!” It turns […]

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GenX in Water: Health Concerns, FAQs, and Filtration Methods It was June 2017 when news broke about a decades-long chemical discharge into North Carolina’s Cape Fear River. Until then, residents had no clue a highly toxic industrial chemical had infiltrated their drinking water supplies. They had been drinking the contaminated water, feeding it to their […]

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Deadly Bacteria Behind Melioidosis Now in the US: A Threat to Well Water Quality? Bacteria, pathogens, germs – whatever you call them, you most likely don’t want them anywhere near your drinking water. Not only can these nasty elements leave funny and sometimes unbearable tastes and odors in water, but they can also cause life-threatening […]

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What is a Boil Water Advisory? – And What to Do If One is Issued in Your Area Today, climate change and failing infrastructure are two of the main contributors to the growing water contamination problem in America. Floods, industrial accidents, and broken water mains all have the potential to contaminate a clean water supply, […]

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Heavy Metals in Water & The Risk of Bioaccumulation Metals. It seems almost impossible to avoid them. They occur naturally in the environment and our bodies and can be present in many food sources, dietary supplements, and even the water flowing from our taps. Luckily, many of these metals aren’t harmful – at least in […]

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