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Cryptosporidium and Giardia: Leading Causes of Waterborne Illnesses

What are Cryptosporidium and Giardia? Found all over the world, Cryptosporidium parvum (often referred to as simply “Crypto”) and Giardia lamblia (“Giardia”) are common protozoan parasites that are two of the leading causes of waterborne illnesses. What is a protozoa? Protozoa are microscopic, single-celled organisms that are often [...]

2018-08-20T14:32:53-05:00August 20th, 2018|Water 101|

Fluoride and Water Filters: Understanding Effective Reduction

What is fluoride? Fluorine (9F) is the 13th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Proposed as an element in 1810, fluorine exists as a highly toxic gas in its standard state, and is extremely reactive. It is not found in the atmosphere, as it [...]

2018-08-24T16:18:55-05:00June 21st, 2018|Water 101|

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