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BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 72 (MODERATE)

According to SimpleWater Recommendations, which are based on guidelines established by Federal and State agencies as well as leading academic research, the water samples you provided for testing demonstrate your water quality is Moderate. This means your sample contained at least one harmful contaminant in excess of health recommendations, or a variety of smaller hazards. Please review your Report and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Advanced City Water Test
Ordered May 22, 2018

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Your sample information for KJQ7TD

Understanding your Tap Score

SimpleWater's health risks analysis compares your sample’s contaminant levels to the latest publicly available toxicological and epidemiological research. This is done in order to give you a clear idea of what potential risks may be in your water. Click on each contaminant to learn more about its known health impacts and potential sources. This analysis should not be taken as professional health advice.

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General properties of your water

The following section describes general indicators of your overall water quality. These parameters may not directly impact your health but they will influence the chemical nature of metals and other potential contaminants in your water supply.

Pipe health summary

The following section describes key parameters influencing the health of your pipes and treatment hardware.

Watch list

HERE ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RISKS WE DETECTED IN YOUR SAMPLE.

For an exhaustive list of all the parameters tested in your sample, check the "Your full results" section toward the end of your report.

BrDiChM VOC
Bromodichloromethane Measurement: 0.005 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

It is known to cause kidney, liver and central nervous system problems in animals. The Department of Health and Human Services has described bromodichloromethane as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," however no human studies have yet proven this in drinking water.

Kidneys
Adrenal
Liver
Gastrointestinal
COMMON SOURCES

Bromodichloromethane is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family. It is commonly formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. It was also formerly used as solvent, medicine (sedative), flame retardant.

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Chfo VOC
Chloroform Measurement: 0.068 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0.02 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

Long term exposure to high levels of chloroform in drinking water can cause harm to the kidneys, liver, developmental system, and central nervous system.

Immune System
Developmental
Liver
Kidneys
Adrenal
Reproductive (M)
COMMON SOURCES

Chloroform is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family. It is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in your source water. It has also been used as a solvent and as a reagent in the production of dyes and pesticides.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Chloroform has a nonirritating odor with a slightly sweet taste.
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F Anions
Fluoride Measurement: 1.9 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 1 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

High levels of fluoride in drinking water can cause bone disease and dental fluorosis.

Nervous System
Thyroid
COMMON SOURCES

Fluoride in drinking water is commonly eroded from natural deposits; used as a fertilizer, used in aluminum industries and also commonly added to public drinking water as an additive to protect teeth.

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As Metal
Arsenic Measurement: 0.001 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

Short term effects of arsenic exposure include skin discoloration, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Long term effects include heart, lung, liver, immune, nervous system and reproductive disorders, diabetes and cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, liver and prostate.

Nervous System
Other
Respiratory
Liver
Gastrointestinal
Cardiovascular
Kidneys
Developmental
Reproductive (F)
Adrenal
Immune System
Blood
Reproductive (M)(lower evidence)
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COMMON SOURCES

Arsenic is a common element in the earth's crust and unfortunately, quite toxic to humans. Natural erosion of arsenic from soil and rock is the most common pathway for arsenic to get into drinking water. It is also produced as waste runoff from orchards, metals production and electronics production wastes.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Arsenic is colorless, odorless and tasteless.
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Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

Recommended treatment options

Laboratory testing detected significant concentrations of one or several potentially harmful contaminants in your drinking water sample. SimpleWater has vetted the following high quality water treatment products for the removal or reduction of these contaminants.

As a reminder, we have no affiliation with any of the recommended companies but we do receive a small affiliate fee from Amazon if you use our link to purchase the product. We encourage you nonetheless to find the best deal you can.

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Fluoride ; Chloroform ; Bromodichloromethane - VIEW ALL

Purchase Cost: $249
Expected Yearly Cost: $220
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Reverse Osmosis Carbon Filtration
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Berkey Water Filters Big Berkey

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Fluoride

Purchase Cost: $293
Expected Yearly Cost: $68
FEATURES Installation / Type Counter-Top
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Mechanical Filter Activated Alumina
CAPACITY Medium Storage (2.25 gal) Low Flow Rate (0.017 gpm)

PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

DOES NOT REDUCE: Fluoride
Purchase Cost: $27
Expected Yearly Cost: $50
FEATURES Installation / Type Faucet Mount Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Filtration Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.52 gpm)

Culligan EZ-Change (Level 4)

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

DOES NOT REDUCE: Fluoride
Purchase Cost: $71
Expected Yearly Cost: $80
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink Maintenance Indicator Light (timer-based)
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Filtration
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Aquasana Claryum (Above Counter)

ORDER ON AMAZON

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

DOES NOT REDUCE: Fluoride
Purchase Cost: $65
Expected Yearly Cost: $120
FEATURES Installation / Type Counter-Top
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Filtration Mechanical Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Aquasana 3-Stage Claryum (Under Counter)

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Chloroform ; Bromodichloromethane - VIEW ALL

DOES NOT REDUCE: Fluoride
Purchase Cost: $142
Expected Yearly Cost: $108
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Filtration Mechanical Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Aquasana 2-Stage Claryum (Under Counter)

ORDER ON AMAZON

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

DOES NOT REDUCE: Fluoride
Purchase Cost: $130
Expected Yearly Cost: $120
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Filtration Mechanical Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

iSpring RCC7

ORDER ON AMAZON

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Fluoride - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Chloroform ; Bromodichloromethane

Purchase Cost: $186
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Reverse Osmosis Carbon Filtration Mechanical Filter
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

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We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contaminant reduction claims listed for each product. Water treatment is a complicated topic and we are here to help. Contact us for help from a water treatment professional.

Local water quality

Based on your reported testing location of:
New York, NY

This is some information about nearby water systems that may be useful when considering ongoing risks to your drinking water.

1 Water Systems Serving new york County, NY

NEW YORK CITY WATERServes 8,271,000LOW SYSTEM RISK

* reading violations from most recent 5 year period

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Your full results

THIS IS A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF WHAT WAS TESTED IN YOUR SAMPLE.

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