How to Pick the Safest Pipes for your Building

When choosing a piping material for a construction or renovation projects, builders should assess available information on the safety hazards that each presents. Installing materials that leach chemicals into water, create fire hazards, and threaten the environment put building occupants in real danger of both short- and long-term health risks. … more

Fire Safety, Leaching, Microplastics, Permeation

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping Lead piping was used in almost every major U.S. city for many plumbing applications in 1900, including to transport drinking water. While material decisions have changed over the years, millions of lead pipes are still in place across America. As demonstrated by Flint, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark, … more

Leaching