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April 10, 2013
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April 10, 2013 – A new Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act in the
United States redefines the term "lead free", adding even stricter
standards.

April 10, 2013 – A new Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act in the United States redefines the term "lead free", adding even stricter standards.

The act will go into effect Jan. 4, 2014, and says that lead free does not refer to the lead content of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures, but to a weighted average lead content of not more than 25 per cent, and not containing more than 0.2 per cent lead in solder and flux.

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Flomatic Valves introduced the unleaded bronze Enviro-Check in 1996, which have been recognized as an acceptable material for California Proposition 65 – a law that aims to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that are thought to cause cancer or birth defects and other reproductive harm. The company says its Enviro bronze valves meet the act's new requirements. www.flomatic.com