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

4 Ways Contaminants Penetrate a Building’s Water Supply

4 Ways Contaminants Penetrate a Building’s Water Supply In North America, the benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) hydrocarbon group is a main source of groundwater contamination. Its ability to permeate many common piping materials makes it especially difficult to protect against, which can be concerning considering BTEX is an established carcinogen due to benzene. … more

Permeation