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A Closer Look into Microplastics

Courtesy of IS-X.Why is plastic — having a lifespan of several hundred years or more — widely used for disposable tools and containers? This is a paradoxical question that is hard to answer, but it pr...

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A Brief History of Why We Disinfect Water

Water is nature’s greatest resource, and clean water is the giver of life and ultimately is the reason we exist on this spinning rock in the sky we call Earth.As we exist now, there are robust procedu...

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There something in the water…

The average person consumes approximately 58 gallons of water every year. It is essential that we have regulations in place to ensure that our water is safe to drink. Volatile organic compounds, or VO...

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Everyone into the Pool (and Why It’s Safe to Do So)

During a recent search for a new apartment, I was presented with some sharply contrasting options. One had a balcony overlooking the carport and dumpsters, while the other had a view of umbrella-shade...

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Lead Testing in Public School Drinking Water

If you search “lead in public school drinking water” you may see news every day on either lead contamination or actions taken in a particular state to measure lead levels in school drinking water. In ...

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Is Bottled Water Just Water?

Selling bottled water is big business with a global market estimated at 280 billion liters in 2014 and consumers in the USA averaging consumption of 128 liters per person per year. The absence of both...

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Has Chromium Contaminated Your Drinking Water?

While the story is still developing for lead contamination in drinking water at Flint, Michigan (to see how it can happen, download the lead contamination infographic), we heard that chromium (VI), or...

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Filtration in Our Everyday Life

Being a new resident in the United States, installing water filters on my water faucet was one of the first things that I had to do after moving into my apartment. Filtration is truly one of the most ...

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Disinfection Byproducts: The Shark in the Swimming Pool

Take a deeper look and what you’re really swimming with. #AnalyteGuruWhile swimming or exercising in water has great benefits, the harmful effects are more than just eye irritation (due to chlorinatio...

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Good Planets Are Hard to Find

With your long, stressful work week coming to a close, what better way to welcome the weekend than with a celebration to recognize Earth Day! Think you know everything there is to know about our plane...

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Fracking and Regulation: A Controversial Issue

If you’ve been watching the presidential candidate debates over the past several weeks and news over the past several years, you’ve probably heard the term ‘fracking’ come up at least once. Fracking i...

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Hey! There’s Lead in My Water!

Is my tap water contaminated with lead? If it is, should I be concerned? How did the lead get into my tap water in the first place? These are questions that the residents of Flint, Michigan are curren...

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Does Hydraulic Fracturing Impact Drinking Water?

The recent report by the US EPA Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources (link to EPA study) states in the executive summary that “...

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