Articles tagged water-testing

  • What's in Your Water?

    What is in your water?

    Some people believe a good rule of thumb for clean water is “no taste, no odor, and no color.” But ask a scientist, and they’ll tell you that there are a lot of dangerous, taste-free, odorless, colorless contaminants that could very well be in your read more

  • How Do You Know If Your Water Is Safe?

    There are many different kinds of water contaminants that are harmful to people and animals. There are also minerals that are beneficial to your health, such as calcium and magnesium. Knowing what’s in your family’s water is important! What do water filters remove

  • Water 101: Is My Refrigerator Filter Enough?

    It depends on your standard of "good enough". Although it's better than nothing, chances are your fridge filter leaves something to be desired. Refrigerator Water Filters

  • Meet the Contaminant: Lead

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    Most of the lead in your water supply comes from the plumbing in your home rather than the municipal water supply -- the longer the water has been sitting in your pipes, the more lead is in the water. Poison in your pipes

  • TDS meter: What is it and do you need it?

    While some dissolved solids are bad, many dissolved solids are beneficial. If you are unsure of what solids are in your water, then you may want to use a TDS meter. TDS meter

  • Harmful Effects of Chemicals in Water

    Every day lots of nasty contaminants are literally dumped into lakes, streams, ponds, and oceans, and there have been some studies on the effects on the beings that live in these waters – but very few analyzing the effects on humans. Drugs in water harmful to fish

  • Drinking Water Quality for Major Metro Areas

    If you think your local drinking water doesn't need to be filtered, think again. This map of the U.S. is incredibly useful and eye-opening. Water quality by city

  • Water Testing Kits

    Which water filter to buy: An under-counter or counter top system will meet most city water needs, but for rural areas or well water, it's a bit more complicated. How to test your water

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