The shocking results from Dr. Oz’s special investigation are in. Arsenic, lead, known carcinogen chromium 6, and perchlorate – or rocket fuel – are among the contaminants you are being exposed to every day.

If you are concerned about the safety of your water, follow these action steps to protect you and your family:


  • Click here to get your city’s Consumer Confidence Report and find out if there are any violations in your area.
  • Call your local health department and see if they offer free or reduced-rate tap water tests.
  • Hire a lab to test your water. Testing may cost upwards of $125.
  • Choose a water filtration system to remove contaminants from your water at home. Click here for a guide to the best systems.

Click here to watch Part 1.

Click here to watch Part 3.

Click here for more information on perchlorate.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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