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What plumbing system is safe?

Buying house with polybutylene plumbing and read that it can leak. Is it a
health hazard re leaching chemicals into drinking water? Polytheylene (PEX)
tubing can be a health hazard and carcinogenic due to leaching chemicals. Copper has health issues from leaching copper as well.
What is the best plumbing piping that is also safe to our health? Thank you.

Asked by Katherine Webb
Posted Jun 2, 2014 10:20 AM ET

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Katherine,
You might want to read an article here on the GBA site on the topic:

How Safe is PEX Tubing?

There is also a previous Q&A thread on the topic:

PEX vs Copper

Answered by Martin Holladay
Posted Jun 2, 2014 10:48 AM ET

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