Breaking Mains: Lead vs. Plastic Pipes

Ever wondered about how we get water into our homes, offices, factories and farms? Well, in this episode, we will look at that long-ignored issue of potable water piping. You see, in many American cities, there are still large sections of the piping network that use lead. Lead is unsafe for human health. The alternative? Plastic piping. It is cheap and easy to produce, but is it better for human health? Joining us from the U.S. on The Focus is Contributing Editor from the Scientific American, where we discuss piping. It's a bit outside the main drag for us, but if human security is part of the broader 'security equation', we'll address it!

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