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The Effects of Heavy metals in water supply damaging heating systems

Safe and clean drinking water is something that Americans tend to take for granted, until a crisis like lead contamination in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, makes you wonder what chemicals could be lurking in your taps. You should be aware of and vigilant about what might be in your faucets, pipes, and local water supply.   Heavy Metals in U.S. Drinking Water It is not uncommon for drinking water to become contaminated with heavy metals from rocks and underground...
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Hard water and its effects on household plumbing

What is hard water? Water that has a higher content of dissolved minerals is called hard water. Pure water is an excellent solvent, so on its way to us, it picks up many minerals and becomes hard water. This water is high in calcium and magnesium and has quite many side effects on plumbing and health. To reduce the hardness of water, one can install whole house water filter systems.   Its effects on plumbing and health Hard water has...
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Lead in Drinking Water and Its Effects on Your Child’s Health

You many have been told that tap water is pure and you can drink right out of it, but more often than not, it is impure. It is so contaminated that it can damage one’s health, especially the development of children. Contaminated water is more harmful than you think it is. It is the cause of many diseases. There are many toxins in unfiltered water, and lead leads them. Lead is a powerfully toxic component found in tap water that...
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Replacing Water Bottles with Filtered Water from the Tap

Every day, you purchase bottled water because you think tap water is impure. Or maybe you buy a batch of bottled water and reuse those bottles by filling them with boiled water. Whichever way you follow, you are putting yourself and the earth at risk. Do you not think that it is such a waste of money? Apart from being heavy on the wallet, it is also environmentally harmful.   The impact of plastic bottles on you The bottled water...
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Dangerous Effects of Disinfection Byproducts at Water Treatment Facilities Like THMs, VOCs, and HAAs

The addition of chlorine to water for treatment back in the 1900s was considered a breakthrough in drinking water treatment. Chlorine claimed the title of the hero of the day by saving people from multiple ailments such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery to name a few. However, as time has passed and science has progressed, it has become known that chlorine has an ugly face too. By itself, chlorine is not harmful. It is the journey of chlorine-treated water from...
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