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

Study: Majority of Leached Substances Are Carcinogenic, Toxic, or Unregulated

Study: Majority of Leached Substances Are Carcinogenic, Toxic, or Unregulated A recent poll found only around half of Americans trust the safety of their tap water. Are their fears justified? They may be. According to a recent study, 163 total substances leach from plastic piping systems into potable water. Of these, some are proven carcinogens, some are reproductive … more

Leaching

Fires Melt Plastic Pipes and Release Carcinogens into Water Supplies

Fires Melt Plastic Pipes and Release Carcinogens into Water Supplies As fires like the devastating Camp Fire occur nationwide, water quality crises have become part of the aftermath. In recent years wildfires have claimed cities, communities and millions of acres of land. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 10 million acres burned in 2017, 8.8 … more

Fire Safety, Leaching, Permeation