This afternoon we are delighted to share some really neat items. There are several items in SimpleLab Tap Score worth featuring today, so let us get to the list as soon as we can!
Recommended for targeted testing for contaminants commonly responsible for beta radiation in drinking water. This testing package specifically analyzes for gross alpha particles, gross beta particles, strontium-90, cesium, cesium-137, potassium, potassium-40, and radium-228. This package is ideal for testing water that has demonstrated high beta radiation levels.
Recommended for targeted testing for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) dissolved in drinking water. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is one of the most common explanations for a rotten egg or sulfur smell in drinking water. While hydrogen sulfide does not typically present a health risk in domestic drinking supplies, it is a nuisance and can contribute to your water’s acidity—leaching potentially hazardous metals from plumbing and appliances.
Recommended for targeted testing of tannins in drinking water. Tannins are a naturally formed, organic material and are commonly described as “fulvic” or “humic acids”. They form when vegetation is degraded and fermented, and then enters the water supply. This package is ideal for clients on well water–particularly those noticing yellow coloration, staining of fabrics, fixtures, and china. Tannins also often impart a musty/earthy odor in water and can lead to unpleasant taste.
Recommended for testing 14 of the most common PFAS (also known as “forever chemicals”) in drinking water. PFAS (and related compounds like PFOA and PFOS) are most often associated with industrial waste and from consumer products like GoreTex®, Teflon®, StainMaster® carpets, Scotchgard®, and other flame retardants and non-stick products. While many industries have voluntarily stopped use of PFAS compounds, the stability and persistence of these compounds makes them a lifetime concern–as even extremely low levels have been shown to have deleterious human health effects.
Recommended for targeted testing for an array of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) in drinking water. Both VOCs and SVOCs can enter the water supply from decaying plastic plumbing, sealants, or plastic storage containers (such as tanks or bottled water). This testing package is recommended if you are concerned about plastic piping (PVC, PEX, etc) or are noticing a funny chemical-like or fruity taste or smell in your water.