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?
Regularly testing the water in your aquarium is an essential part of aquarium maintenance. But, how do you make sure you get healthy readings on your TestSure Aquarium Test Strips? Follow these guidelines on how to care for your aquarium.
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).
When it comes to gardening, pH matters. The pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is. If you struggle to get plants to flourish in your garden, a too-high or too-low pH may be the reason why.
Why You Should Test Your Drinking Water
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?