Title: Frequently Asked Questions on Health Effects of PE Pipe and Fittings

Water exposed to PE pipe or fittings is tested for the following contaminants as required by NSF/ANSI 61: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs); Semivolatile base/neutral/acid target and scan by GC/MS; Regulated Metals scan including antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, selenium, and thallium; and, any other potential contaminant identified during the formulation review. PE pipe or fittings meeting the health effects requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 will bear either the NSF-61 Mark or the NSF pw (potable water) Mark on the print string. The NSF pw Mark indicates the product meets the health requirements of NSF-61 as well as performance, long term strength and quality control requirements as required by NSF/ANSI Standard 14- Plastic Piping Components are Related Materials.

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Company  Product  Process  Other  Subjects  Event  Event  Date  Location  Publication  Publication  Date Text  Descriptor
  • NSF

  • HDPE Resin

  • Piping

  • Water Transport


  • Disinfection

  • Distribution

  • Health

  • Regulation





  • 2/4/2010


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