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Nov, 2017

How does Water Contamination Affect You?

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 28 Nov, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

This past May, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a New York-based environmental advocacy group found that United States residents have a 1 in 4 chance of drinking unsafe water that has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law. That’s close to 77 million Americans who ought to be concerned about water contamination. The problem is not only that contaminants, like lead, nitrates, arsenic and other pollutants are in the water, it’s that there is a major lack of reporting on contaminants in local tap water. […]

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Sep, 2017

Should Fluoride be Added to Local Area Tap Water?

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 28 Sep, 2017 | Updated: 23 Apr, 2018

This October, the Meadville Area Water Authority will be adding Fluoride to its water. http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/full-story-water-authority-votes-to-add-fluoride-to-meadville/article_1a5d2522-5152-11e7-b599-87c4c8ce7f25.html Whether or not you approve of the addition of Fluoride to a local water facility we wanted to provide you with some facts from the Water Systems Council and Water Quality Association about Fluoride.   Fluoride Facts Natural trace element Occurs naturally only in the reduced (fluoride, F-) form in combination with other minerals creating Fluorspar, Cryolite, and Fluorapatite Exists in almost all soils As water passes through the earth, it absorbs Fluoride, thus most […]

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When Your Water Smells Likes Rotten Eggs

By: Thea Nixon | Published: 07 Nov, 2016 | Updated: 10 Jan, 2017

When your water smells like rotten eggs, the stench is an unmistakable sign of sulfur-contaminated water. While it doesn’t cause any serious health effects, the odor is extremely off-putting, and the sulfur can damage your plumbing and other objects in your home. Effects Around the House Hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in water corrodes metals such as iron, steel, copper, and brass. People will often see stains on plumbing fixtures and blackened or discolored utensils and silverware. Similar problems can occur with your clothes; not only does hydrogen sulfide hinder the […]

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