TITLE

Plastic pipes may indirectly pose lead woes

AUTHOR(S)
Griswold, Matt
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Plastics News;6/9/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 14, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that according to a new study, plastic plumbing systems are more likely to deliver lead-laden drinking water than their copper counterparts. The study, published in the peer-reviewed "Environmental Science & Technology," says Brass is causing the problem in plastic plumbing systems. Lead is not leaching from PVC or PEX. However, the plastic pipe does indirectly create an environment for lead to contaminate drinking water, the study found.
ACCESSION #
33129980

 

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