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Everything You Need to Know About Forever Chemicals (PFAS)

They’re called many things: PFAS, perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl, perfluorinated chemicals,  polyfluorinated compounds. Whatever they’re referred to, “forever chemicals” have gained notoriety for good reason. Research has shown that this group...

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Laundry Troubles? Hard Water Could Be the Culprit

Don’t automatically blame your washing machine for laundry problems. If items come out of it in worse shape, the cause can be hard water: water with a high count...

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How Hard Water Is Shortening Your Appliances Lifespan

All appliances need quality care to thrive, and that goes double for appliances that function with water like your washer and dishwasher. Hard water—water with a high count of...

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Cloudy & Discolored Water

Cloudy and discolored tap water are common problems, but it doesn’t always mean something is wrong. Here is why your water might be opaque or discolored and what you...

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Is Tap Water Ruining My Hair?

Is Tap Water Ruining My Hair? Hard water is water that contains a high amount of hardness minerals like magnesium and calcium that can wreak havoc on water using...

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What Is Reverse Osmosis—How Does It Work?

Reverse Osmosis  While harmful contaminants and other particles in water can potentially have adverse effects on our health, they can also alter the taste and smell of drinking water....

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Uranium Mitigation From Drinking Water

Uranium is a common constituent of many rocks in the Piedmont and mountains of NC.  Recent well water testing in Eastern Wake County by the Wake County Department of...

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Deadly Overwatering

If you were asked whether a world-class athlete should pre-hydrate, drinking water even before they become thirsty, you'd probably say, "Sure. Can't hurt, right?" A recent study reported by...

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Nonstick Chemical Contaminates Water in 27 States

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs for short) have wonderful waterproof and nonstick properties, which makes them very useful for things like nonstick cookware, camping gear, and firefighting materials. Unfortunately, they're also linked...

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Benefits of Better Water

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a family of four living in the United States uses around 110,000 gallons of water each year (assume 75 GPD per person)....

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