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Water Testing

Threat of PFAS Contamination Lurks in Jacksonville, FL Wells

The U.S. Navy has sounded the alarm on water contaminants that potentially seeped into private drinking water wells near Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy intends to test local wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after it believes the chemicals seeped into the ground around Naval Station Mayport and Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse. Naval officials will […]

Signs of Too Much Iron in Your Water and How to Test for It

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. […]

Not Just in Wine: Test Your Drinking Water for Tannins

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. […]

According to Government Memo Florida Water Tests Being Conducted Incorrectly

Residents of Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale in Florida may want to avoid drinking their water after Boyd Corbin, a Wilton Manors mayoral candidate, raised concerns about hazardous contaminants found in his drinking water. The issue began when Corbin purchased a hot tub and filled it up with water from his hose. According to WLRN […]

Update: GenX Found in Nearly Every Home Tested in North Carolina

A team of researchers from North Carolina State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment provided updates to concerned citizens during an event in Wilmington, NC, last month. The event focused on the ongoing issues of GenX and other fluorochemicals finding their ways into the drinking water in North Carolina. We previously reported on this […]