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What’s In Your Untreated City Water?

Unfortunately, the city water coming out of your tap might not always be safe to drink. Sometimes, there are issues at the local water treatment plant. Often, an issue arises as the water travels from the plant to your tap. For example, heavy metals or sediments might leak into your water. If the water reaches
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Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water

Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water What is PFAS? PFASs are found in the air, soil and water. Historically, they have been used in non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water and oil. The acronym stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
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Levels of Radium In Maryland Water

Radium detected in groundwater is not a new phenomenon, however, recent news about radium levels in Maryland’s drinking water has elevated interest. New information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington D.C. that focuses on environmental issues and public health, shows instances where levels of radium are above health guidelines
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Aging Plumbing Systems

If you live in a home that is twenty years or older, you may be wondering about what to do about your aging plumbing system. The plumbing in your home ages along with the other materials, and at some point in time most items will need service or replacement. Rust, leaks, and growing tree roots
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What You Need to Know About Arsenic Levels in Your Water

High Arsenic Levels & Heart Disease There are several heavy metals affecting water quality. Recently, a study linked high arsenic levels in drinking water to new health issues. A study reported on by CNN states that high arsenic levels in drinking water causes heart damage in young adults. According to the article, “The researchers found
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