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How Much Can a Water Filter Really Do?

Over the past few years, water safety crises have cropped up in several cities, including Baltimore, Flint, Mich., Jackson, Miss., and Newark, N.J., where lead or bacteria have leached into tap water, forcing people to rely on bottled water or on boiling their tap water to rid it of… Read More

Does Your Home Have Toxic Tap Water?

In a startling new report, the EPA estimates that millions of Americans could be at risk of drinking toxic tap water in their own homes. The report found that some 9 million people have lead pipes that deliver their water, which are known to be a “significant source” of… Read More

A “Forever Chemical” May Lurk in Your Tap Water

According to analysis done by an ABC News data team, several states are at risk for toxic chemicals in their tap water. The chemicals in question are known as PFAS, a term for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These PFAS have been used in the production of many consumer products but… Read More

What’s the Cost of Fixing Our Broken Tap Water System?

A recent report from the EPA estimates that there are millions of lead pipes still being used to transport tap water to people’s homes–endangering millions of people with lead poisoning. But ripping up and replacing century-old pipes isn’t cheap: The EPA calculates that it would cost $625 billion to… Read More

EPA Acts on Tap Water Contaminants

Earlier this year,, a project of the Center for Accountability in Science, took out an ad in the L.A. Times and launched a petition demanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release its plans for Contaminant Candidate List 5.  The Contaminant Candidate List, or CCL, is a… Read More

Schools and Child Care Centers Plagued by Lead in Tap Water

Too much exposure to lead can harm anyone, but it is especially dangerous for the developing brains of young children.  These facts make the latest report out of North Carolina particularly disturbing. The North Carolina Division for Public Health in partnership with RTI International tested the tap… Read More

Winter Storms Expose Dire Conditions of Tap Water Infrastructure

Millions of Americans were left without safe tap water because of an unexpected, record-breaking winter storm.  The winter storm brought ice, snow, and freezing temperatures across much of the United States with Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana suffering some of the worst damage. In Texas alone, 15… Read More

“Biofilm” Sludge in Tap Water Leads to Thousands of Deaths per Year: CDC Report

If you have a sensitive stomach and drink tap water, you may want to stop reading here. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that biofilm — a sludge coating consisting of bacteria, fungi, amoebas, and other microorganisms — is lining more than six million miles of ta… Read More

Teen Named Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year for Inventing Tap Water Test

A 15-year-old inventor was named Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year” after she created a device that can detect lead in tap water.  Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teen, began her research to develop a lead detecting device when she was just 10 years old. She studied carbon nanotube sensor technology at the… Read More

Snoop Dogg’s Half-Baked New Ad

Snoop Dogg, the washed-up 90s rapper known for his marijuana habit, has a new gig: Doing ads for SodaStream, a company that provides a home carbonation device for water and other beverages. Snoop released a video advertisement for SodaStream arguing that people should switch to a carbonation machine… Read More

How Much Can a Water Filter Really Do?

Is your home water filter providing you with the clean, safe water you deserve?

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