Plastic pipes may indirectly pose lead woes

Griswold, Matt
June 2008
Plastics News;6/9/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 14, p9
Trade Publication
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.


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