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Severe Weather Can Impact Drinking Water Quality

Christina Liu @ Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11:13 am -0500

Recent storms and atmospheric rivers can cause problems with drinking water infrastructure and both public & private water systems. Here's how you can protect yourself.

Stagnant Water and Lead in School Pipes Are a Health Risk To Children

Christina Liu @ Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 3:18 pm -0400
All across the country, students, teachers, staff, and administrators are preparing to return to school, getting ready for the start of a new school year. Many school buildings were not used over the summer, meaning that the water in the buildings' pipes have been sitting stagnant for nearly two months. The CDC has developed recommendations for steps to take when reopening buildings after an extended shutdown or low-use period. This is also an issue that Purdue University has been researching. Here is how lead in water could impact schools in your area. 

Overwhelmed By Water Filter Choices? Dr. Eric Roy Breaks It Down For You

Christina Liu @ Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10:59 am -0500
Choosing the right water filter for your needs can be an overwhelming decision, but our Founder and Chief Scientist, Eric Roy, Ph.D. helps break it down for you. 

What is a "Safe Level" for PFAS in Drinking Water?

Christina Liu @ Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 4:36 pm -0500
PFAS chemicals in drinking water are currently not Federally regulated. Regulatory agencies, scientists, advocacy groups, and industry have all provided perspectives regarding what they consider safe. Our science and policy Nerds unpack what this may mean for you. 

Deje de usar medidores de TDS para evaluar la calidad del agua

Christina Liu @ Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 4:17 pm -0500
Recibimos muchas preguntas sobre los medidores de TDS/ppm y las mediciones de TDS. Si bien nos encanta cuando las personas toman medidas para aprender más sobre su agua, algunas personas (incluidos los periodistas de publicaciones acreditadas - Ejemplo #1 y Ejemplo #2) han usado medidores de TDS/ppm para sacar conclusiones falsas sobre la calidad del agua, lo que provoca ansiedad en las personas. ya en medio de una terrible crisis de calidad del agua. En este artículo, respondemos las preguntas que más nos hacen sobre las mediciones y los medidores de TDS. Si usted tiene curiosidad acerca de los filtros de agua que se ocupan de los contaminantes significativos, consulte este estudio reciente sobre filtros de agua realizado por Duke/NC State.