When washing your hands with soap and water, do your hands feel "slimy" after you've rinsed them? Or when it comes to cleaning clothes, do you have to use more laundry detergent than you have in the past? This might be a sign your tap water is too "hard." When you have "hard" tap water, it means there's a buildup of minerals like calcium and magnesium. And while hard water is not necessarily bad for you, it could be an indication there are things like aluminum, manganese and lead in your water, and you should have your water tested for safety.
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