PEX pipe causes cancer


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
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On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:58:20 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@usenet.com wrote:

Bullshit!!
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Oren wrote:

April fools!
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Could be, but that sort of joke could end with you in court for libel.
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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Hardly.
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wrote:

The good/bad part of our justice system is that you can sue anyone for anything. If a PEX manufacturer wanted to, they could drag your ass into court and give you one hell of an inconvenience.
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I'd sure like to see a link to this, on the web. Dept of health in which jurisdiction?
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But only in California.... so no worries...
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