While PEX types release carcinogenic contaminants under legal limits, legal limits have not updated in 20 years or so. Yikes! So health-wise that probably is not good for you.
PEX is smelly because it sometimes leaches MTBEs into the water. This is not healthy for you.
We also know that the water chemistry is creating pinhole leaks in copper plumbing and that we need to prevent those because they are devastating as far as cost and damage, and all that.
Problems With PEX Off Gassing in California plumbing
Is PEX really bad? They use it in Europe but for heating and not drinking water. PEX leeches chemicals that are dangerous.
We recently had a conversation with a plumber and asked him about PEX. He felt that even though for installation it had some advantages, he did not want to move away from copper pipe. One of the reasons he did not like PEX was because some insurance companies were hesitant about it being used. It […]