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New Calif. law mandates use of lead-free plumbing fixtures

Must meet NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-2020 in 2023.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | October 15, 2021
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California recently passed a new law requiring “lead-free” endpoint plumbing devices by 2023.

All endpoint plumbing devices will have to meet the performance standard NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-2020. Sale of endpoint devices that leach more than 1 μg/L of lead will be prohibited.

The law requires that consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device indicate compliance with the “lead-free” standard.

“AB 100 will help reduce the risk of lead exposure in the built environment through certified, ‘lead-free’ endpoint devices,” said Robyn Fischer, director of government relations for IAPMO— “This new law will complement the larger-scale efforts underway to help protect Californian’s water infrastructure and underscores the state’s commitment to uphold public health and safety.”

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