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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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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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Is Reverse Osmosis Water Healthy?

Understanding Reverse Osmosis Reverse Osmosis Systems use a process that reverses the flow of water in a natural process of osmosis so that water passes from a more concentrated solution to a more dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane. Pre- and post-filters are often incorporated along with the reverse osmosis membrane itself. The filter typically
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Is Bottled Water Safer than Tap Water?

“You get what you pay for” is a useful rule of thumb when it comes to the  purchases you make. High-end headphones are going to sound better than a pair you buy at the pharmacy for $10. An expensive laptop bag should survive the rigors of travel better than a cheap giveaway. And a $2.50
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The Insider’s Guide to The Water Softening Process

If you live in a home with well water, chances are you have a water softener installed in your home. Did you know that water softening is important for some municipal water sources, too? Water softeners are the most popular way to treat hard water and remove contaminants in a residential environment. But, how much
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How to Handle Heavy Metals in Your Water

Heavy metals are crucial to many industries, but are often harmful to human health. Here are some tips for protecting your drinking water from these dangers. Why Heavy Metals are Concerning Heavy metals earned their name thanks to their relatively high density. They include some of the most common metals on Earth, such as copper,
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Are you taking your neighbors medicine?

Most of us are somewhat aware of the most common contaminants found in municipal drinking water systems – lead, heavy metals, e. Coli and other bacteria, ammonia, and sediment. Some contaminants are relatively benign and affect only taste or smell, while others are quite dangerous to our health, particularly for young kids and expectant mothers.
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Is Your Fridge Water Filter Good Enough?

Many fridges have filters for ice and drinking water. Today, we’ll explore if you really need a fridge filter and how they stack up against the competition. How Fridge Filters Work Residential refrigerator models are commonly equipped with ice and water dispensers as well as filters for the water that travels through them. But is
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Is Your Tap Water Causing Water Heater Problems?

Water quality can negatively affect water heater function and durability. Let’s take a look at the facts and strategies for protecting your heater. How Tap Water Quality Affects Your Water Heater Tucked away in a closet or basement corner by itself, the water heater is one of the most expensive and crucial elements of the
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