Recently, Aquatica has received a few queries and questions from clients and customers about the leaching aluminum rumors making the rounds and the status in regards to our bathtubs. For this reason, we decided to clear up all concerns and questions in this blog post, so that we can clarify what EWG Certifications represent, the truth about those leaching aluminum romors and where Aquatica’s Bathtubs fit into the picture.
What is EWG Certification and What Does it Represent?
The Environmental Working Group aim to promote healthier living in a healthier environment. However, it’s very important to take note that when it comes to
that the awarding of EWG certificates is solely for personal hygiene products, such as lotions, creams, fragrances, shampoos etc., as well as certain food products. This certification has nothing to do with physical products that you sit in or touch, like bathtubs. A bathtub or washbasin cannot be EWG certified as the criteria is very different.
Aluminum Truths and Rumors
We are well aware of all the chatter and “rumors” making the rounds on the internet about Aluminum leaching, however, most of these discussions and threads are based around the topic of aluminum foil and aluminum utensil safety. Allegedly the risks that people are concerned about is the oral intake of aluminum. Although it’s very important to know that so far, none of this has actually been proven true, and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Toxicology Program has NOT recognized aluminum as a carcinogen. Most of these allegations originate from around the early 60’s and are purely rumors with no actual truth behind them.
Knowing the difference between Aluminum Hydroxide and Aluminum
It’s highly important that people know that Aluminum and Aluminum Hydroxide are indeed not the same thing. Aluminum Hydroxide is an inert material and won’t react with anything, and because of this, it’s used in many areas of life science. For example, Aluminum Hydroxide is used as an additive in many vaccines as well as medications intended for oral intake. In fact, as far as we know, all antacid medications on the market are based on Aluminum Hydroxide.
More about Aquatica’s Inert and Non-Toxic AquateX™ Bathtubs
Customers and clients who are concerned about the topics discussed above would be best off choosing an
to meet all their needs. Aquatica’s AquateX™ bathtubs are designed and manufactured in Italy, by some of the best in the industry. We use state-of-the-art material which has been specifically designed for bathroom ware and is completely non-toxic and inert. Meaning that it’s not able to react with anything, you could literally eat soup from a bowl that’s been made from AquateX™.
Amongst Aquatica’s many clients are a number of health facilities including a high-end birth center in the US, who have all conducted their own and very diligent research and tests on our AquateX™ bathtubs.
Here are a couple of notable points to keep in mind about our AquateX™ products:
- AquateX is a solid, non-porous, homogeneous surfacing material composed of 1/3 acrylic resin (also known as PolyMethyl MethAcrylate or PMMA) and 2/3 natural minerals including Al(OH)3 (Aluminum hydroxide), which has been derived from bauxite rock.
- Bauxite is not a chemical and not even a mineral – it is a natural rock formed from a particular laterite soil, which can be found on the surface of many tropical parts on Earth, or even embedded within basalt or other volcanic rock deposits.
- AquateX™ is also fire resistant, as, during ignition attempts and tests, it produces water. If exposed to high temperatures, it will not produce any dangerous gasses.
We, the staff at Aquatica, hope that all this above information clears up any concerns, worries of questions that you may have about our AquateX™ material, and we are available 5 days a week to answer any further questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to pop us over an email to
or give us a call on
+1 866 606 2782
if you need any extra information on this topic.
Feel free to read more detailed information about our AquateX™ solid surface material on this
Materials and composition,
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