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Three years ago most Americans probably didn’t suspect that dangerous amounts of lead, a toxic heavy metal, could be lurking in their drinking water. But that was before the devastating lead contamination in Flint became a national news fixture. Lead can find its way into your water through a variety of methods. Often, lead contamination […]

Conservation is the name of the game in the long-term to combat the wasteful production and consumption in our country. The disappearance of resources and climate events like the California drought has illuminated how quickly we can run out of resources if we do not give back to our environment. The issue becomes a monetary […]

Smile and Say Fluoride Please Currently about two-thirds of the U.S. population receives fluoride through their community water system. The theory has been that this would decrease tooth decay in our children. Some health care professionals listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century; in contrast, most […]

Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. Chloramines are most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. The typical purpose of chloramines is to provide longer-lasting water treatment as the water moves through pipes to consumers. This type of disinfection is known as secondary disinfection. Chloramines have been used […]

Bottled Water

We’re a nation of bottled water drinkers. Stashed in gym totes, briefcases, diaper bags, strapped to a bicycle, in your car’s drink holder, filling up your recycle bin; water bottles are as ubiquitous as smart phones. While not uncommon to see shoppers hoisting cases of bottled water from the supermarket cart to the SUV, what […]