A risk-free and eco friendly alternative to conventional brass fixtures
Tapware for commercial, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and scientific applications is under the public spotlight.
As per an analysis of 212 drinking water samples conducted in Australia, almost 100% and 56% of samples contained detectable concentrations of copper and lead, respectively. Lead contamination in water is a known health risk and has been publicly highlighted globally since 2010.
Lead contamination in water is responsible for several health issues – more so in vulnerable sections of society such as young children. This is because lead is a cumulative toxicant that can lodge more easily in young children. Pregnant mothers bear the risk of premature birth or miscarriage due to lead consumption.
Plumbing products containing lead (pb) beyond 2.84% are a significant source of contamination of household drinking water, and as deemed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – no level of lead is safe. Public health guidance by enHealth in Australia can be read here.
Eco-Brass as an alternative
In markets such as the US and the UK, talks of using ‘Eco-Brass’ have gained ground in recent times. While significantly safer than conventional brass (with a lead component of up to 0.25%) fittings, Eco-Brass is still low-lead instead of being completely lead-free.
Stainless steel: a viable option
Gentec’s Gpure range of stainless-steel refined water solutions do not contain any lead or copper: making them 100% safe, hard-wearing and environmentally friendly. A leading trade publication highlighted how Gentec’s Gpure range of stainless-steel tapware is the future in eliminating lead in plumbing fixtures: they are made from marine/hospital-grade stainless steel, completely lead and copper-free, and offer corrosion resistance.
Why choose the Gpure range of stainless-steel refined water solutions:
- 100% free of lead and copper
- Machined internal surfaces, and thereby eliminating bacteria growth
- Temperature monitoring at the tap outlet
- Increased corrosion resistance
- Ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications
- Comprehensive product range for all applications
- Eco friendly
Contact us today to find out more about the Gpure range.