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You use tap water for drinking, bathing, brushing your teeth and cooking your meals. What do you do if it suddenly smells horribly? What if the water coming out of your kitchen sink is green? Residents of Melbourne, Florida are dealing with this unwelcome reality due to blue-green algal blooms spreading rapidly across Lake Washington. […]

Most Americans were shocked when the full extent of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis became public knowledge. Flint, however, is far from an isolated incident. The overall water infrastructure of the United States currently holds a D rating from the American Society of Engineers. As pipes and lines continue to age, cities around the […]

Did you just turn on your kitchen sink, only to discover reddish-brown water spraying out of the tap? Does your water smell kind of like rotten eggs? Do you notice a small stain that looks like rust in your shower? We have some bad news — you likely have excessive iron content in your water. […]

Pop quiz: what are tannins? No, they’re not sessions in the local tanning bed — a “tannin” is a compound that can make its way into food and drinks. You have probably heard the word “tannins” when shopping for wine or when ordering a drink at a fancy restaurant, but tannins aren’t just in wine. […]

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If you knew your drinking water contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer, thyroid disease, infertility, and a weakened immune system, would you still drink it? For nearly 19 million Americans across 43 states the choice has been made for them without their knowledge. What Are PFAS? New data from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show […]