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  • Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water

    • 2 weeks ago

    Many public water utilities disinfect their water with chlorine, ozone or other processes to help...

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  • Be a Produce Pro

    • 1 month ago

    Did you know that foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella are most commonly found in fresh...

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  • Bacteria, Cysts and Pink Slime in Drinking Water

    • 1 month ago

    Although bacteria are more commonly found in untreated water supplies such as private wells, they...

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  • Keeping It Safe at Farmers Markets

    • 2 months ago

    Farmers markets have seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years, giving shoppers access...

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  • Chlorine and Chloramines in Drinking Water

    • 2 months ago

    To protect drinking water from bacteria and viruses, public water suppliers usually disinfect the water...

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  • Five Steps to a Safer Pool and Spa This Summer

    • 2 months ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Last year, more than 200 children ages 1-14 drowned in a...

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  • How to Clean a Stained, Solid-Surface Kitchen Sink

    • 3 months ago

    A 2011 germ study conducted by NSF International revealed that kitchen sinks and drains are...

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  • Hot Water Tank Safety

    • 3 months ago

    While most of us take our hot water heater for granted until it leaks or...

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  • How to Clean Lime Buildup in a Teapot

    • 3 months ago

    If you have hard water, chances are lime deposits are building up on your coffee...

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  • How to Clean a Kitchen Disposal

    • 3 months ago

    In addition to cleaning the sides and bottoms of your kitchen sink regularly, it's important...

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  • How to Use a Toaster Oven Safely

    • 3 months ago

    Because of their small size, toaster ovens are a great choice for individuals as well...

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  • Food Safety Tips for Middle School Students

    • 3 months ago

    If your kids carry a packed lunch to school, it's important to keep their meal...

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  • Floor Safety Treatments

    • 3 months ago

    If you have a hard floor surface in your home, there's always the chance that...

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  • Nitrate in Drinking Water

    • 3 months ago

    Nitrates are a naturally occurring chemical that can be found in both public and private...

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  • How to Clean a Dishwasher With Vinegar

    • 3 months ago

    If your dishwasher has developed an odor or your dishes are spotty after they've been...

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