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Promoters of H2Olabcheck featured in recent Southern Star Newspaper

It’s always a pleasure when your efforts are appreciated so we are delighted to start this week as a feature in the local press...

Do you drink tap water? 06 Jul, 2018 03:59

Do you drink tap water?

During the past week, H2Olabcheck carried out a poll on Facebook that reveals 44% of people do not drink water straight from their tap. Why does it matter?

Conductivity in your water? Here's a brief explainer...

Conductivity is a measure of the level of salts in your water. These salts give flavour and taste, but only in the right amounts… in the same way your dinner tastes better with just a pinch of salt. Salts are otherwise known as minerals, hence the name

EPA voice concerns over water quality at five Dublin beaches...

The EPA’s 2017 Bathing Water report has found that water in five of Dublin's 15 beaches in Portrane, Rush South, Loughshinny, Merrion

So what are Nitrates in my water and where do they come from?

Farmers spread fertilizers on land which contain many crop nutrients including Nitrates. Some of these products leach into our well water supplies, especially after heavy rain. Nitrates on their own are not harmful to humans. However, according to...

Scientists accidentally engineer a plastic-eating enzyme

There's been a lot of talk about plastic in our rivers and oceans lately. We're excited about this amazing discovery. The idea of bacteria-eating-plastic sounds like the stuff of science-fiction but it seems we're entering a new age of recycling.

Cancer-linked pollutant found in Donegal mains water...

Great to hear about this landmark ruling by the EPA. H2O labcheck ask where else in Ireland is our mains water contaminated with THMs?

Dramatic rate of change to coral reefs off Cork & Kerry Coast...

New research by scientists in Cork has discovered that deep water coral reefs off the coast of Ireland are changing at a dramatic rate.

NUIG study finds 73% of deep sea fish ingested plastic...

New research by scientists at NUI Galway has laid bare the damage microplastics are having on fish living at extreme depths in the northwest Atlantic...

Warning issued due to elevated chlorine levels in water in Co Meath...

Irish Water announced the increase of Chlorines in Co Meal public mains water. The areas affected by the notice include...

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