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2ndRick
Is PEX tubing BPA-free?

There is a big push in drinking water containers to go 100% BPA-free in the choice of plastic composition.

This brought up a question for me...
Is the PEX tubing commonly recommended for new plumbing made from BPA-free materials?

Thanks in advance.

pf1234
Re: Is PEX tubing BPA-free?
2ndRick wrote:

There is a big push in drinking water containers to go 100% BPA-free in the choice of plastic composition.

This brought up a question for me...
Is the PEX tubing commonly recommended for new plumbing made from BPA-free materials?

Thanks in advance.

Kind of telling that until now nobody responded to your question, or if they did then the responses were removed by the admin.

...well, there has to be something to explain the destruction of masculinity and the destruction of other aspects of self-actualized men in modern society. Endocrine disruptors such as BPA, Pthalates, etc. are a good starting point and are likely part of the problem.

As someone who isn't a builder, I find it a bit odd that the industry isn't more cautious about the materials they choose to expose generations of occupants to (and the effects that that can have on society for years and years to come) (see modern political movements). I was about to type "Things would be better if builders abide by the 'love thy neighbor as thy self' command," but based on what I've observed it appears that most despise themselves as they actively rejoice in sin (so they would end up hating their neighbor as they hate themselves)... hence the installation of treacherous products throughout society and countless other activities that make others a burden to their fellow man.

Sincerely,

Peter

dj1
Re: Is PEX tubing BPA-free?

The jury is still out on whether or not PEX is safe, unsafe, so so or whatever.

In the meantime, for water supply, I only plumb with COPPER.

Fencepost
Re: Is PEX tubing BPA-free?

PEX is no more dangerous than milk jugs, the lining of milk cartons, the thousands of plastic food containers out there... if you're not buying only fresh, organic meat and produce packaged in only natural materials, then PEX is going to be an insignificant factor.

OH... many "organic" meats are fed "organic" feeds that are packaged in various plastics.

And copper pipes produce harmful compounds in the presence of some impurities found in otherwise safe drinking water supplies.

By the way, BPA has only been shown to be problematic when used with HOT food and beverages. It seems to be stable with cold stuff.

PEX does not contain BPA.

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