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The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water

Most of us are aware that we should be skipping the soda and drinking more water. According to a Beverage Marketing 2016 study, water consumption in the United States increased between 2000 and 2015 by a massive 120 percent. In the same period, the sales of carbonated […]

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Dealing With Nitrite and Nitrate in Drinking Water

Nitrite and nitrate are two forms of nitrogen that are found in drinking water supplies. Although small doses are considered to be harmless, higher levels can cause health issues. For this reason, the EPA has set a Maximum Contaminant Level for public water supplies. Unfortunately, if you […]

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Do You Have Perchlorates in Your Drinking Water?

Virtually every person that has been tested in the U.S has been found to have perchlorates in their body. Perchlorates are salts that originate in perchloric acid, which is used the manufacturing of rocket fuel and pyrotechnics. The primary method for perchlorates to enter our bodies is […]

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Mercury Standards for Your Drinking Water

For many of us mercury is an element that exists only in science fiction and inside thermometers. In fact, mercury is created by natural or synthetic processes that can lead to mercury being leaked into water sources. So, should you be concerned about mercury in your drinking […]

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Are American Exposed to Potentially Hazardous Sources of Drinking Water?

Are American Exposed to Potentially Hazardous Sources of Drinking Water??   In the U.S. we have had decades of practices that have promoted and increased the cleanliness of our domestic water supply. As a modern first world nation, we have the full weight of the Environmental Protection […]

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Do Toxin Levels in Drinking Water Increase in Spring and Summer?

Do Toxin Levels in Drinking Water Increase in Spring and Summer?   Many people, want to enjoy the positive benefits that can be gained from drinking adequate quantities of clean, fresh water. It may come as a surprise to some people when they learn that the toxicity […]

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Understanding Emerging Contaminants Found in Drinking Water

Understanding Emerging Contaminants Found in Drinking Water   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) constantly evaluates the levels of known contaminants to ensure that they stay within the set limits for safe human consumption. Additionally, the EPA has developed a new category that they have named “Emerging Contaminants.” […]

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Is There Asbestos in My Drinking Water?

Is There Asbestos in My Drinking Water?   Asbestos is a word that rightly causes concern for the majority of people, and it is widely understood that it is bad for health. There are specialist companies that remove asbestos; they dress in respirators, gloves, and environmental suits […]

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How Do Tannins Affect Drinking Water?

How Do Tannins Affect Drinking Water?   Tannins are a dissolved form of decayed organic matter in a water supply. Generally, anything that was once alive is considered an organic material, but tannins are not usually a risk to health. In fact, tea or coffee is considered […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Atrazine in Your Drinking Water

Should You Be Concerned About Atrazine in Your Drinking Water   The herbicide Atrazine is used to selectively control broadleaf weeds such as velvetleaf, cocklebur, and pigweed, along with certain grass weeds in sorghum and corn fields. Selective control allows for the targeted weeks to be controlled […]

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