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Cold Tap Water: Why?

You'll see throughout my food entries that I always start with cold water. It's an old habit I learned in Italy where most people live in houses much older than here in the US and plumbing corrosion is often present. Even if you are living in a new house or have new plumbing, it's still a good habit to stick to, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The reason is that, regardless of the type and age of your water pipes, hot water corrodes pipes faster than cold water so there will always be more lead in your hot water than in your cold one. Why take the risk?


wrong...cold water corrodes pipes faster...more lead in cold water

Sheri, do you have evidence of that? Everything I found points to the contrary, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).