Plastic pipes/ hot water tank - leaching chemicals....
Scientists say plastic chemicals leach into the heated water.
Some people choose not to believe it; perhaps because they sell or work with it - i dont know.
I prefer to stay on the careful side.
I have a hormone imbalance due to plastic chemicals found in my blood, causing me major health problems which started when all our pipes got changed over to plastic.
My water was tested and found to have much higher levels of "poly-chemicals" than non -plastic plumbed water.
My pipes are plastic, and my hot water tank is glass inside, but the tubes going in are plastic.
We can change the pipes to copper, but our confusion here is what to do about the hot water tank tubes.
The tiniest amounts of these chemicals are dangerous, becuase the tinist levels matach those of the body.
1. Are there metal hot water tank tubes?
2. If so are they made of just one metal (to prevent electrolysis)?
3. Then if all that is well, are there NATURAL sealants to goop on the threading after? (because teflon is one of the most toxic substances man has ever burdened the earth with)
If none of this is possible, and i can't go back to 1940 to find a "golden treasure" of a natural hot water tank........then what options are there?
Can i find another way to heat my home without spending thousands and thousands of dollars?
Waht about a boiler lol.....
Posted Feb 29, 2012 5:17 PM ET
Edited Mar 1, 2012 4:36 PM ET
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