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.
When most people think of clean drinking water, they do not necessarily think of the pH value of that water. It matters, and for the best experience when drinking water, it must be measured and cultivated.
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If you are a young sexually active lady, at one point in time you may question yourself on whether you are pregnant.
You probably did away with your regular birth control, and now you are experiencing symptoms that make you wonder if it is just PMS or pregnancy.
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It may not be exciting, but basic swimming pool maintenance is the key to countless delightful summer days. To keep your pool sparkling, clear, and safe, follow these guidelines.
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As exciting as it is to start your family, it’s also uncharted territory. First-time moms often find their heads swirling with questions once they see that little positive sign. But all those questions boil down to one: You just want to know how to tell if your pregnancy is healthy.
Know what symptoms to expect.
For just $9.99, you can get a 100-count bottle of urinalysis test strips from TestSure. But, why bother? What health problems can you detect with urine test strips? The answer is: Quite a few. In just the 30 seconds it takes the test to process your results, you get a heads up about a wide range of common health problems, all in the privacy of your own home. They’re a great way to get a more complete picture of your health and nutrition than annual checkups allow, and might alert you to problems that need medical attention early enough to make a big difference.
Catch diabetes before it develops.
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.