30 Nov '11, 7pm

What's the safest material for a bathtub? #construction #green

Answering the question of which type of bathtub is the safest, my reply is that they are all ‘generally’ safe. Government standards Bathtub products have to meet minimum government standards to be sold in this country as developed by: ANSI (American National Standards Institute), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). While researching this question, I was reminded that consumers will not find Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on tubs because they do not have a legal application but you should find statements (in the manufacturer’s spec sheets) about which sections of the ANSI, ASME or ASTM the tub conforms to. Further, most manufacturers legally guard their fabrication process as proprietary. Made in the USA If I was to question the safety of a tub, I would probably do so by origin of manufacturing. We have ...

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