PEX pipe causes cancer

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Oren, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Oren

    Oren Guest

    On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:58:20 -0600, wrote:

    >It's just been announced by the Department of Health that the
    >chemicals used in the manufacture of PEX pipe cause cancer when these
    >pipes are used for drinking water. The chemicals leech into the water
    >and accumulate in the body. This is particularly evident for hot
    >water, since the heat extrudes the carcinogen more than cold water.
    >
    >PEX pipe will likely be banned nationwide by the end of 2010. They
    >warn that if you have PEX pipe in your home, DO NOT drink the water,
    >or use the water for cooking. Boiling the water only concentrates the
    >harmful chemicals, so boiling will not make the water safe. Worse yet
    >are those homes who have chlorinated water. The chlorine in the water
    >is causing these harmful chemicals to leech into the water as much as
    >five times the concentrations above that of standard water.
    >
    >The best solution is to remove all PEX pipes from your homes and
    >businesses and replace them with copper, steel, or other conventional
    >plumbing. If you do replace the PEX pipes, be sure to drain and
    >thoroughly flush your hot water heater, since heavy concentrations of
    >the harmful chemicals will remain in the tank.
    >
    >Peter Sherman
    >


    Bullshit!!
    Oren, Apr 2, 2010
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  2. Oren

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Oren wrote:
    > On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:58:20 -0600, wrote:
    >
    >> It's just been announced by the Department of Health that the
    >> chemicals used in the manufacture of PEX pipe cause cancer when these
    >> pipes are used for drinking water. The chemicals leech into the water
    >> and accumulate in the body. This is particularly evident for hot
    >> water, since the heat extrudes the carcinogen more than cold water.
    >>
    >> PEX pipe will likely be banned nationwide by the end of 2010. They
    >> warn that if you have PEX pipe in your home, DO NOT drink the water,
    >> or use the water for cooking. Boiling the water only concentrates the
    >> harmful chemicals, so boiling will not make the water safe. Worse yet
    >> are those homes who have chlorinated water. The chlorine in the water
    >> is causing these harmful chemicals to leech into the water as much as
    >> five times the concentrations above that of standard water.
    >>
    >> The best solution is to remove all PEX pipes from your homes and
    >> businesses and replace them with copper, steel, or other conventional
    >> plumbing. If you do replace the PEX pipes, be sure to drain and
    >> thoroughly flush your hot water heater, since heavy concentrations of
    >> the harmful chemicals will remain in the tank.
    >>
    >> Peter Sherman
    >>

    >
    > Bullshit!!

    Hmmm,
    April fools!
    Tony Hwang, Apr 2, 2010
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  3. Oren

    Guest

    It's just been announced by the Department of Health that the
    chemicals used in the manufacture of PEX pipe cause cancer when these
    pipes are used for drinking water. The chemicals leech into the water
    and accumulate in the body. This is particularly evident for hot
    water, since the heat extrudes the carcinogen more than cold water.

    PEX pipe will likely be banned nationwide by the end of 2010. They
    warn that if you have PEX pipe in your home, DO NOT drink the water,
    or use the water for cooking. Boiling the water only concentrates the
    harmful chemicals, so boiling will not make the water safe. Worse yet
    are those homes who have chlorinated water. The chlorine in the water
    is causing these harmful chemicals to leech into the water as much as
    five times the concentrations above that of standard water.

    The best solution is to remove all PEX pipes from your homes and
    businesses and replace them with copper, steel, or other conventional
    plumbing. If you do replace the PEX pipes, be sure to drain and
    thoroughly flush your hot water heater, since heavy concentrations of
    the harmful chemicals will remain in the tank.

    Peter Sherman
    , Apr 2, 2010
    #3
  4. I'd sure like to see a link to this, on the web. Dept of
    health in which jurisdiction?

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    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    It's just been announced by the Department of Health that
    the
    chemicals used in the manufacture of PEX pipe cause cancer
    when these
    pipes are used for drinking water. The chemicals leech into
    the water
    and accumulate in the body. This is particularly evident
    for hot
    water, since the heat extrudes the carcinogen more than cold
    water.

    PEX pipe will likely be banned nationwide by the end of
    2010. They
    warn that if you have PEX pipe in your home, DO NOT drink
    the water,
    or use the water for cooking. Boiling the water only
    concentrates the
    harmful chemicals, so boiling will not make the water safe.
    Worse yet
    are those homes who have chlorinated water. The chlorine in
    the water
    is causing these harmful chemicals to leech into the water
    as much as
    five times the concentrations above that of standard water.

    The best solution is to remove all PEX pipes from your homes
    and
    businesses and replace them with copper, steel, or other
    conventional
    plumbing. If you do replace the PEX pipes, be sure to drain
    and
    thoroughly flush your hot water heater, since heavy
    concentrations of
    the harmful chemicals will remain in the tank.

    Peter Sherman
    Stormin Mormon, Apr 2, 2010
    #4
  5. Oren

    Joe Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It's just been announced by the Department of Health that the
    > chemicals used in the manufacture of PEX pipe cause cancer when these
    > pipes are used for drinking water.


    But only in California.... so no worries...
    Joe, Apr 2, 2010
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