We all know water is essential to life; however, some don’t have access to clean water. Many don’t even realize the harmful toxins that exist even in their city supplied tap water or well water. Contaminated water can harbor toxins, heavy metals, and even bacteria that can lead to illness and infections. Some people boil their water. Other people might even rely on bottled water for everything. This can be an expensive proposition and many people simply want to know if their water is safe to use. Fortunately, there are water test kits that can yield some important information.
If you follow the news, you know that nothing is safe these days, especially our drinking water. While we’re blessed to live in a country that has easy access to potable water, that doesn’t mean we’re completely out of harms way. Even in developed nations with large infrastructures, contaminants can still make there way into the water supply which can be a big cause for health concerns. But what exactly is a water contaminant and what types of contaminants are out there?
Congratulations on moving into your new place! But wait, don’t drink that tap water without testing it!
That’s right— whether you’re renting or if you just bought your new home, it’s highly important that you test the drinking water before you use it. Even if you plan to filter your water before drinking, many basic home water filter systems cannot filter out all toxins.
This blog examines how to determine the levels of each that your fish need for optimum health. It then discusses how to balance the levels using various methods.
The balance of ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates in your fish’s tank contributes to the health of your fish. The slightest imbalance can cause damage to your fish’s reproductive system or, in some cases, death.
Hydration is essential to healthy living. Besides just causing discomfort, dehydration can be very serious and detrimental to your health, in serious cases leading to brain damage or even death. Maintaining hydration can be easier said than done, especially when you are not in your comfortable, daily routine. Continue reading “Stay Hydrated While Traveling”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that a small amount of chlorine in tap water is safe to drink. But how do we get chlorine in tap water? What purpose does it serve, and how can we protect ourselves from ingesting too much chlorine?
As we’ve discussed before on the TestSure blog, every solution has a pH, or a measurement of how acidic or alkaline that substance is. The water coming out of our kitchen faucets, the soil in our gardens, and even the blood and tissues in our bodies all have a measurement on the pH scale, which ranges from 0 (completely alkaline) to 14 (completely acidic).
It may look, feel, smell, and even taste fine. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe. Although it’s unlikely that your tap water is as contaminated as terrifying news stories may lead you to believe, you want your water to be actively healthy – not just passable. And even if water is perfectly safe to drink, it may cause health problems by affecting your home appliances or water system. All in all, the few minutes it takes to test your drinking water is a small price to pay for peace of mind. But, what exactly should you be measuring?