Is the copper faucet harmful to the human body? How to remove the scale of the copper faucet?（1）
Posted on December 15 2022
Every family will need to install more than one faucet, and the faucet will be used many times a day, so the material and quality of the faucet are very important. There are many materials for faucets on the market, such as stainless steel, copper, plastic, cast iron, etc. How about copper faucets? Are copper faucets harmful to the human body? Let's take a look at the relevant content of the copper faucet.
Are copper faucets harmful to the human body?
All copper faucets are not harmful. Solid copper is basically non-toxic to the human body, but dust copper metals and oxides are harmful to humans. Although copper is an important and essential trace element, if it is taken in excess, it can easily cause poisoning reactions. The harm is mainly caused by the heavy metal ion copper. When a large amount of heavy metals remain in the human body, it is very easy to cause a burden on the organs in the body, such as the liver and gallbladder. When the two organs have problems, the metabolism in the body will be disturbed, liver cirrhosis, liver ascites Even more serious.
Do Copper Faucets Contain Lead?
All copper faucets contain lead, and the amount of lead in the faucet has a lot to do with the material of the faucet. In principle, the copper faucets sold on the market all contain lead, because the general copper ore itself is accompanied by raw lead, and the stainless steel faucet will also contain lead in the reprocessing process, but the content is extremely low.
Generally speaking, the lead content in copper and bronze faucet castings is 4%-8%. If the faucet is not used for a long time, the inner wall will produce green patina, and the lead and other substances in it may be released into the tap water. The lead content is too high water can cause lead poisoning.
Will the copper faucet freeze and crack in winter?
There is no freeze-resistant standard for faucets, but whether it is frost-resistant or not has a lot to do with the material of the faucet. The lower the brittleness and the better the ductility of the material, the better its freeze-resistant performance. Copper has good metallic properties, but it is loose and easy to crack after being cast. Under normal circumstances, the faucet will not freeze and crack at minus a few degrees, but some faucets with poor materials will freeze and crack at minus 5 degrees.
The difference between faucet brass and full copper
- Different definitions
Brass is an alloy composed of copper and zinc. Brass composed of copper and zinc is called ordinary brass. If it is composed of two or more elements, it is called special brass. Pure copper, as the name implies, is Copper with the highest copper content has a copper content of 99.5%-99.95%, and is also called red copper or red copper because of its purple color.
- Different colors
Brass is light golden yellow; pure copper is purplish red
- Different copper content
Brass is an alloy composed of copper and zinc, with a copper content of about 60%; pure copper is the copper with the highest copper content, with a copper content of 99.5%-99.95%.
Copper faucet price
Cheaper faucets are about 20-30 yuan, and if you want a better brand, it usually costs about 200-300 yuan.
The above is some common sense about copper faucets, I hope to give you a better understanding of copper faucets. In the next article, we will introduce how to clean the scale of the faucet and what to do if the faucet leaks.