Decoration 315 no lead-free faucet

2022-07-22
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When it comes to faucets, many people will think of the "faucet containing excessive lead" incident exposed last year, which has made owners worried. In February this year, the "excessive lead content in faucets" was exposed again, and some faucet enterprises were also blacklisted. For a time, the environmental protection problem of copper faucets was questioned. Why does the copper faucet repeatedly appear "lead exceeding the standard"? Is there a lead-free faucet? Can't other materials replace copper? How much harm does lead exceed the standard

is there a lead-free faucet? Lead free faucets ≠ lead free

"copper faucets contain lead. Our brand sells stainless steel faucets, but stainless steel faucets do not contain lead." "There are no faucets without lead. In fact, they all contain lead, you know?" "Now the testing is very strict, and the products sold by regular brands do not contain lead." Recently, the reporter visited the faucet sales area of a home shopping mall and found that the salespersons of various brands have different opinions on lead-free faucets. What kind of faucet can be called lead-free faucet

the faucet should generally be matched with kitchen utensils and sinks in use, which is relatively not an independent product. According to the survey, at present, the faucet products sold in the home market are mainly divided into copper faucets and stainless steel faucets, of which the market share of copper faucets is about more than 95%

according to Xie Xin, Secretary General of the sanitary ware special committee of the furniture decoration chamber of Commerce of the all China Federation of industry and commerce, both copper faucets and stainless steel faucets must contain lead. If lead is not added to the copper faucet, its physical properties cannot be guaranteed, while the stainless steel faucet is an alloy product. Although the lead content is low, it is not completely lead free

the lead-free faucet purchased by consumers in the market refers to the faucet whose lead content is within a certain range, which is not completely lead-free. It is understood that the main material of kitchen faucets used by many families now is brass hpb59. Because pure copper is as difficult to cut as pure aluminum, technical staff will add a small amount of lead to brass to improve its machinability and wear resistance

the state has clear requirements for the lead content of faucets. In jc/t 1043-2007 "faucet lead precipitation limit", the building materials industry standard, it strictly stipulates that the faucet lead precipitation limit is 11 micrograms. Those that meet this standard can be called lead-free faucets

the harm of lead is not so terrible

consumer Ms. Zhang said that she wanted to know about the harm of lead in faucets through the Internet. As a result, she found a series of hazards of lead poisoning on the Internet, such as "palpitation, anemia, decreased IQ of children, abortion of pregnant women", which scared her. How harmful is lead in faucets

in fact, the lead content in faucets does not mean harm to human body. Only when the lead content seriously exceeds the standard will it have a damaging effect on human health. People should take a certain amount of lead every day, about 82 micrograms a day. Generally, if the lead content of a bottle of mineral water is less than 10 micrograms, it is a qualified product. If a person stands under the tap and keeps pouring water into his mouth, and keeps absorbing it, the lead content of every 10 micrograms of water he drinks is less than 3 micrograms

in this regard, industry experts said: "don't demonize lead, it's not so terrible." Therefore, don't deny the whole industry just because there are unqualified products on the market. The vast majority of products on the market are qualified, and consumers can use them with confidence

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