A recent study suggests that a black water water pipe may cause more damage than you think.
It’s a problem that many homeowners have struggled with for years.
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According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Oncology, researchers from the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, in Bengaluru, India, found that pipes used for water treatment had more lead and copper than those used for drinking water.
The pipe-breath-free water pipe used in the study contained more than 3,000 parts per million (ppm) of lead and more than 10 times the amount of copper as the pipes used by the average Indian household.
Lead and copper are both toxic metals that can cause neurological damage, reproductive problems and heart problems, and they are commonly found in pipes used in residential and industrial environments.
A black water hose, also known as a pipe-less water pipe or black water bore, is an ordinary pipe that is designed to hold water and not be used for plumbing purposes.
The researchers from IISc found that the pipes in the survey did not pose any danger to humans or animals.
In the same study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania also found that a pipe with a white plastic handle did not exceed the guidelines set by the World Health Organization.
The lead and leaded copper in these pipes are known to cause serious health problems.
According to the American College of Preventive Medicine, copper can cause brain damage, bone loss, and lung disease.
A study published earlier this year by the American Institute of Cancer Research also found a link between lead and heart disease.
In a separate study published last year in the journal Preventive Cardiology, researchers also found more than 6,000 micrograms of lead per millilitre of water in the water pipe of people who drank drinking water from a black pipe.
The pipes used to make drinking water are often filled with lead and other contaminants.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended that people avoid drinking tap water that comes from a piping system containing more than 1,000 ppm of lead.