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What plumbing system is safe?

Katherine Webb | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

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.

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  1. User avatar GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    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

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