[Arm-netbook] OT: Most of China's (water) pipe made from PVC with lead mixed in!

David Niklas doark at mail.com
Tue Oct 29 00:32:53 GMT 2019

On Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:37:09 +0000
Alexander Ross <maillist_arm-netbook at aross.me> wrote:
> Off Topic
> https://web.archive.org/web/20130911233635/http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20130906/NEWS/130909958/chinas-pvc-pipe-makers-under-pressure-to-give-up-lead-stabilizers
> oh no, most of lukes water is from pvc pipes that have lead mixed in
> them :(. oh dear...
> even in the uk there a fair bit of lead pvc water pipe i think it was
> saying... urrgh eek...
> been reading up about Nitrile rubber + Polyvinyl chloride foam on
> wikipedia, used for cheap car sound damping. one link lead to another,
> to pvc.... to plastic water pipe lead contamination.... bad enough old
> pipes made from lead metel now with limescale internal coating unless
> the wrong water is used it that gets dissolved like in flint, usa...
> urrgh. would have thought they would not be stupid to repeat the same
> mistake in plastic pipes!
> then these the leaking from plastics and gassing... i dont i will be
> buying cheap nitrile rubber + Polyvinyl chloride foam for car sound
> damping, ill get the more ££ butyl rubber visco elastic polymer  if
> thats any better health wise....? well audio people prefer it.

First of all, IIRC. luke's not in China itself. But I don't know for
Second, what's a stabilizer? It seems to me that plastic and metal don't
mix, but I don't have more then a rudimentary understanding of polymers.
I'd think that if they worked well together then we'd have
aluminum/plastic pipe; a stronger pipe then plastic, but with the
flexibility of plastic.


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