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Study outlines health and safety concerns of counterfeit water filters

Friday, May 18, 2018 :: 917 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today said a new study conducted on behalf of the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) underscores the need to combat counterfeit water treatment products. The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) helped with the study by performing extraction testing and funded a portion of the research production at a total cost of $35,000.

Kelli Fleischmann named WQA's new Product Certification Director

Monday, March 26, 2018 :: 513 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs.

Testing for lead in schools should be top priority over summer

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 :: 863 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association today recommended that as students begin their summer vacation, school districts should take the opportunity to test their drinking water supplies for lead. Studies and media reports over the past school year indicate lead exposure is an ongoing concern across the country, primarily due to corrosion from aging infrastructure.

WQA Calls Attention to Door-to-Door Scams

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 :: 2959 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be employees of WQA going door-to-door passing themselves off as water inspectors, offering to test homeowner’s drinking water, or using scare tactics to sell water treatment devices. 

WQA responds to new federal funding for Flint, Michigan

Friday, December 16, 2016 :: 2596 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Membership, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) applauded Congressional approval of a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes $140 million in grants to Flint, Michigan to address lead and other contaminants in drinking water.

WQA recommends drinking water to help limit Thanksgiving calories

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 :: 2941 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is recommending Americans make use of a valuable resource on Thanksgiving day as a way to help minimize the amount of calories we consume and to aid digestion.

WQA marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Thursday, October 27, 2016 :: 1523 Views :: Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association (WQA) marked National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by reminding consumers that they can learn more about the threat of lead in their drinking water by downloading a lead fact sheet from its website, wqa.org

WQA responds to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 6, 2016 :: 4192 Views :: Product Certification, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association said that Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to drinking water for people affected by the storm, but that there are precautions that can be taken to protect residents in the affected areas. 

WQA India certifies products for microbiological reduction claims

Thursday, October 6, 2016 :: 2016 Views :: Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness, International

Kent RO Systems Limited has received the first product certifications in India for two devices that make microbiological reduction claims. It’s the final step for both products to receive the Seal of Purity from the Water Quality India Association (WQIA). 

Water Quality Association Responds to EWG National Chromium-6 Occurrence Data Map

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 :: 3379 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Professional Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

In response to a new national map showing the presence of chromium-6 in the nation's drinking water, the Water Quality Association (WQA) has provided new resources to help homeowners and businesses understand the issue. 

WQA and NSF International Agree to Collaborate on Policy and Research

Thursday, September 8, 2016 :: 2292 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Consumer & Industry Awareness

LISLE, Ill. – The Water Quality Association (WQA) and NSF International (NSF) have agreed to form a professional collaboration in an effort to benefit members, customers and global consumers, the two organizations have announced.

WQA reminds schools to test for lead in drinking water

Thursday, August 18, 2016 :: 2583 Views :: Product Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Website, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association today reminded school districts to take steps to test for lead in their drinking water to keep children safe as they head back to school this fall. Studies indicate lead is an ongoing concern for many school districts across the country because of corrosion from aging infrastructure.

WQA responds to new Harvard study on PFOA and PFOS

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 :: 3145 Views :: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Product Certification, Public Water Supply Contamination, Consumer & Industry Awareness

The Water Quality Association responded to a study Harvard researchers conducted finding as many as six million Americans may be at risk of exposure to higher than recommended levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).

WQA launches Go for the Gold product certification campaign

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 :: 1350 Views :: Product Certification

The Water Quality Association (WQA) today launched a Go for the Gold campaign to help product manufacturers and anyone interested in water purification products understand the process for obtaining WQA's Gold Seal Product Certification Program. WQA is offering a free e-book entitled Go for the Gold to help make the process as simple and smooth as possible.

WQA offers free Water Treatment for Dummies booklet

Thursday, July 21, 2016 :: 3259 Views :: Product Certification, Professional Certification, Technical Guidance, Communications, Consumer & Industry Awareness

Water Treatment for Dummies (a Wiley Brand): WQA Special Edition is a free booklet made available by the Water Quality Association to help consumers save money while enhancing the quality of the drinking water in their home or business.

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