Cryptosporidium: The Silent Intruder in Your Water Supply

By Jack Stoudy

In the quest for a healthier life, few things are as essential as safe and clean water. We turn on the tap or fill a glass without a second thought, trusting that what flows out is pure and free from harm. However, lurking in the invisible depths of our water sources are potential threats that…

Pontiac Fever and Water Safety: Everything You Need to Know

By Jack Stoudy

We rely on water for countless everyday activities, from drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning. However, not all water is as pure as it looks. Even seemingly clean water can harbor dangerous, invisible contaminants like viruses and bacteria. One famous waterborne illness is Legionnaire’s disease, caused by the bacteria Legionella. But this bacteria is…

What’s in Water?

By Jack Stoudy

It’s probably been a while since you learned about water in science class. And if you don’t deal with chemistry every day, you may not have a clear idea of what’s really going on with the water in your home. For starters, what’s in water, and why do we call it H2O? Is it always…

Beaver Fever: What Is Giardiasis?

By Jack Stoudy

If you live in a developed country, like the United States, it can be easy to assume that resources like your drinking water are always safe and well-managed. But the truth is that water contamination can affect anyone, anywhere. And not only can impure water have an unpleasant taste or smell — it can also…

How to Reduce Radon in Water

By Jack Stoudy

Is your tap water as safe as it appears? Many hard-to-detect contaminants can infiltrate your water supply. One of the most concerning is radon, an invisible, colorless, and odorless gas that can have serious health effects. But don’t worry! There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce radon in your water. Here’s…

Common Contaminants in Tap Water and How to Avoid Them

By Jack Stoudy

We all want to care for ourselves and our families with fresh, pure water. But contrary to what you may have assumed, the water in our homes is host to a wide range of chemicals, minerals, and other common contaminants. Most of these are benign (or even healthy), but when higher concentrations of potentially harmful…