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Toxic Byproducts from Disinfecting Water

Modern farming practices and industrial waste can affect the quality of local drinking water—including what comes out of your tap. Public water facilities must follow federal regulations to keep drinking water free of harmful agents that cause illness and other adverse effects. The many methods of disinfection keep waterborne diseases at bay for water consumers.
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The Negative Effects Farming Has on Tap Water

While agriculture puts food on our tables, some modern agricultural practices result in pollution. This pollution can degrade the land, environment, and ecosystem. Some pollution even makes its way into your drinking water, causing you and your family harm. The high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen found in synthetic fertilizers can end up in lakes
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Preliminary PFOA & PFOs Regulatory Determinations for Drinking Water

On February 20th, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water. These actions implement the EPA’s PFAS Action Plan, which helps to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFOS and PFOA both feature on the EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List. The EPA has placed addressing
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Why You Should Be Concerned About Trihalomehtanes In Water

Are you worried about trihalomethanes (THMs)? If not, you should be. These chemicals could pose a serious risk to your health, especially if they are present in your drinking water. Fortunately, the right water treatment system may be able to remove these dangerous contaminants. Let’s take a look at these dangerous chemicals and how they
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How Does The EPA Establish Dangerous Water Contaminants?

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established guidelines for over 90 different dangerous water contaminants? Did you ever wonder how these guidelines are determined? The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), first established in 1974, directed the EPA to take measures to ensure that Americans have access to safe public drinking water.
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Health Effects of Pesticides in Your Water

Dangerous pesticides could make their way into your water, causing irreparable harm. Think about what pesticides do: they kill bugs. They are chemicals meant to harm. And while many of the pesticides you use around the home may not be particularly deadly to humans in small amounts, prolonged or high exposure can be dangerous. Worse
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How much lead is in DC water?

Water in Washington DC comes from the Potomac River. It is treated by DC Water at the Washington Aqueduct to provide clean water to the residents and employees of the area. While the water company makes every effort to remove lead before it leaves the plant, older pipes installed in the 1950s-1970s contain lead that
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The Dangers of Arsenic in Your Home Water and How to Protect Your Family

Does the word “arsenic” leave a dirty taste in your mouth? It should. Arsenic is a dangerous chemical and has plagued Americans for years. Arsenic can be found in food, pesticides, and yes, your water. It’s critical to remove arsenic from your water to ensure your family’s health. Fortunately, arsenic pesticides are now banned and
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Could Hard Water and Chlorine Be Making Your Dry Winter Skin Worse?

Winter is well underway and many people across Maryland are dealing with dry skin. The weather alone is enough to dry out skin with the cold temperatures. It might be hard to believe at first, but water tends to evaporate from your skin more quickly during the winter. That’s because of low humidity levels. And
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PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water Making Headlines Around the Country

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we always keep an eye out for current developments when it comes to drinking water and health. If you’ve been doing the same, then you’ve probably heard about the on-going concerns over PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems. PFAS chemicals are all around
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