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Staying Healthy This Summer

Summer is a time which has many of us spending more time outside and involved in more strenuous activities. Be sure that you’re aware of some of the dangers of direct sunlight and overheating the body. Even if you are in good shape, overdoing the exercise in hot weather can be dangerous. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy and cool this summer.

How to test drinking water pH levels How to test drinking water pH levels

People have grown more concerned about where their water is coming from and whether or not it is safe to consume over the last few decades, and with good reason. If your drinking water at home is derived from surface water that has been filtered, it could have been exposed to storm water runoff, pesticide runoff, industrial waste, and a variety of other contaminants. If your water comes from groundwater, such as a private well or public water supply, it is generally considered safer. However, groundwater is not exposed to sunlight, aeration, or other micro-organisms, it can be contaminated by pathogens, households products that have been disposed of carelessly, agricultural compounds, and a host of other contaminants. For these reasons, it is important to occasionally test your drinking water at home.

How to Use a pH Test Strip How to Use a pH Test Strip

Knowing the proper pH level of a liquid can be critical to many fields, from public facilities such as pools and water parks, to private facilities, such as home breweries and aquarium enthusiasts. Knowing that you have the proper pH level can make all the difference in the world. Since a person can’t tell what a pH level is just by looking at a liquid, one of the best ways to test pH levels is to use a pH strip. In order to use a pH strip, take the following steps.

pH testing strips are used in many environments pH testing strips are used in many environments

Previously we covered what a pH test strip can be used for, but have you ever wondered exactly why a pH test strip would be needed in the first place? pH levels can be important in many various industries and environments because the pH level of a living organism is crucial to proper function. This means that everyone from people working in the health care industry to people who brew beer are typically concerned about where an organisms pH level is.

What are pH strips? What are pH strips?

Here at, we often get many questions asking what pH strips can be used for and how to use them. Therefore in this blog we ill answer these common questions. PH strips are used to measure the acidity and alkalinity of different liquids. The pH range goes from 0 to 14. On the pH scale, less than 7 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and above 7 is alkaline. The pH strips change color depending if the liquid is acidic or alkaline.