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Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water

What is PFAS? Chemicals classified as PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are the main ingredient in AFFF fire-fighting foam that was used at airports and military bases before the US government phased-out their use. These chemicals, though now outlawed, are still showing up in Maryland (at a creek in Gambrills), West Virginia (along the
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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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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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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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