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The Dangers of Arsenic in Your Home Water and How to Protect Your Family

Does the word “arsenic” leave a dirty taste in your mouth? It should. Arsenic is a dangerous chemical and has plagued Americans for years. Arsenic can be found in food, pesticides, and yes, your water. It’s critical to remove arsenic from your water to ensure your family’s health. Fortunately, arsenic pesticides are now banned and
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Could Hard Water and Chlorine Be Making Your Dry Winter Skin Worse?

Winter is well underway and many people across Maryland are dealing with dry skin. The weather alone is enough to dry out skin with the cold temperatures. It might be hard to believe at first, but water tends to evaporate from your skin more quickly during the winter. That’s because of low humidity levels. And
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PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water Making Headlines Around the Country

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, we always keep an eye out for current developments when it comes to drinking water and health. If you’ve been doing the same, then you’ve probably heard about the on-going concerns over PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems. PFAS chemicals are all around
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The Benefits of Water Tests and Why Marylanders Need to Have Their Water Tested

At Hague Quality Water of Maryland, one of the things we pride ourselves on is providing high-quality professional water tests. We want to make sure every Maryland resident has access to highly accurate testing services, so we analyze water for free, no strings attached. Nothing is more important than your health, and the quality of
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What’s In Your Untreated City Water?

Unfortunately, the city water coming out of your tap might not always be safe to drink. Sometimes, there are issues at the local water treatment plant. Often, an issue arises as the water travels from the plant to your tap. For example, heavy metals or sediments might leak into your water. If the water reaches
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Health Effects of PFAS in Your Water

What is PFAS? Chemicals classified as PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are the main ingredient in AFFF fire-fighting foam that was used at airports and military bases before the US government phased-out their use. These chemicals, though now outlawed, are still showing up in Maryland (at a creek in Gambrills), West Virginia (along the
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Levels of Radium In Maryland Water

Radium detected in groundwater is not a new phenomenon, however, recent news about radium levels in Maryland’s drinking water has elevated interest. New information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington D.C. that focuses on environmental issues and public health, shows instances where levels of radium are above health guidelines
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Aging Plumbing Systems

If you live in a home that is twenty years or older, you may be wondering about what to do about your aging plumbing system. The plumbing in your home ages along with the other materials, and at some point in time most items will need service or replacement. Rust, leaks, and growing tree roots
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What You Need to Know About Arsenic Levels in Your Water

High Arsenic Levels & Heart Disease There are several heavy metals affecting water quality. Recently, a study linked high arsenic levels in drinking water to new health issues. A study reported on by CNN states that high arsenic levels in drinking water causes heart damage in young adults. According to the article, “The researchers found
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