Water Quality Testing Blog

Making Sense of Manganese

Posted by Chad Howard, MD on May 23rd 2018

Although it is never found as a pure element; manganese is necessary for the production of steel, batteries, ceramics, pesticides, fertilizers and in dietary supplements. In this month's WQP magazine, Dr. Chad explains Manganese in detail from human metabolism to water quality. #WeHaveATestForThat … read more

Return of the Ancient Poison (Arsenic)

Posted by Chad Howard, M.D. on Jan 22nd 2018

Arsenic Test Kits Most people probably recognize arsenic as an old-time poison, but many do not know how potent it actually is. One-tenth of a teaspoon of arsenic can cause death in hours or days. It poses a direct danger to a large portion of the world’s population, as millions of people unknowingly ingest it every day in their food and water. Mankind has used arsenic compou … read more

Hurricane Pool Cleanup

Posted by Marketing Manager - Mike McBride on Sep 19th 2017

We all know that Hurricanes can wreak devastation. The recent floodwaters in Houston and Florida contain everything from raw sewage to chemicals. Before beginning the process of pool cleanup it is important to know details on what you could be working with. Here’s a good list from Aqua Magazine on pool cleanup after a hurricane. … read more

The CDC recommends that people use their own test strips

Posted by marketing on May 23rd 2016

Periodic 2013 inspections of public pools, hot tubs, and spas in Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas revealed over 80 % had at least one health or safety violation. One of every eight of those venues had to be closed immediately because of a serious threat to public health. Kiddie pools had the highest proportion of violations that led to closures and shut down immediately … read more

Is the Water Safe In Public Schools?

Posted by marketing on Mar 31st 2016

Is the water safe in public schools? The water crisis in Michigan has drawn national attention to water quality and safety. Many public school districts still question their water purity. Experts say that schools nationwide have issues with lead contamination. According to The New York Times, federal regulations on water safety apply on narrow issues. Regulations apply only to supp … read more

Water Woes in China

Posted by sales on Mar 23rd 2016

In China, coal-fired power plants consume 7.4 billion cubic meters of water each year, enough to meet the basic needs of about 30 percent of the nation’s population. The growth of the coal-to-chemicals industry has exacerbated its water crisis. In much of northern China, people are using water faster than it will be regenerated. [Read more] … read more

America’s lead poisoning problem isn’t just in Flint. It’s everywhere.

Posted by Mike McBride on Jan 24th 2016

Flint, Mich., has so much toxic lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared. This is an extreme case, but the problem of lead exposure among children is not a local Flint story. If you look at public health data, you begin to realize two things. The first is that it’s actually really hard to get good data on which kids do and don’t experience lead exposure, and which parents sho … read more

The Right Way to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Posted by marketing on Jan 21st 2016

The eastern majority of the United States is preparing for an epic winter storm. While stocking up on bread and milk, be proactive and use these helpful tips before the storm. [Lifehacker]