Question

Do acrylic bath tubs leach chemicals when you take a bath?

Asked by Emilie
Pittsburgh, PA

Do acrylic bath tubs leach chemicals when you take a bath?

Answer

Bill Bradbury

Answered by Bill Bradbury

Smithfield, UT

Envirocon Home Restoration

January 31, 2012

It is quite possible. They also don't last, so spend the extra money and get a porcelain covered cast iron tub.

 

For more information:

Read "What's less toxic: refinishing an old cast-iron tub or getting a fiberglass tub?" a Q&A answered by Molly McCabe.

Also, read Mick Dalrymple's Q&A "I have a bathtub that needs re-enameling. Is there a nontoxic way to do this?"

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