A Pee-Pee, a device that turns water into soap, has been hailed as a boon for the planet.
But according to the EPA, there are plenty of things you can’t purify water with the help of one of these devices.
Here are 10 things you need to know about these machines.
They’re not water purifying machines.
They purify by heating water.
They also can’t turn the water into a soap, according to Reuters.
In the case of the PeePi, the device uses “hot water” that has been heated to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
That means the device “requires a water source of about 150 degrees Fahrenheit,” according to a PSA.
A water purging device, on the other hand, “requires about 50 degrees Fahrenheit to turn the boiling water into steam,” the EPA says.
The water that’s turned into steam can then be filtered.
PeePolis are also not supposed to produce carbon dioxide, and they’re not supposed a carbon monoxide, which can damage people’s lungs.
The EPA has said that the devices do not contain “non-toxic ingredients” that “can be used to make other products, like detergent, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, hair conditioner, or other cosmetics.”
They can’t be used for personal use.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “A water purger can be used only for personal or household use and is not intended for residential, industrial, or agricultural use.”
The EPA says that “water purifying devices do NOT purify waste water.”
A POO-PIE purifies water by heating it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much hotter than the boiling point of water.
This means the water used in a POO is a “potentially toxic product,” the agency says.
They emit carbon monotoxins.
According the EPA website, “The water used for a PEE-PEE purification device emits toxic carbon monoxygen, a chemical compound that is harmful to human health.”
PeePlates emit toxic carbon dioxide.
These devices can release harmful gases such as nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, the EPA notes.
They make your home less clean.
According a PEP report, “Although some devices purify drinking water, most do not.”
According to PEP, “Water purification devices do create more pollution than a conventional water filter, which has been linked to over 1,300 documented air pollution events per year, and the use of water purifiers and other devices has been found to create more than 40,000 health impacts each year.”
The PEEPlates are also associated with more health impacts.
They are not a “cleaner” alternative to a regular filter, and it’s likely the devices emit more carbon monoxides and nitrogen oxys, the agency reports.
They pollute the air.
“Water-purification devices pollute air with chemicals that may cause asthma, bronchitis, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems, including heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and certain cancers,” the PEEPA says.
They may not be used in places where there is a lack of natural water.
According Reuters, “the EPA has recommended that people in some places avoid using PEEPs in their own homes, because of the potential health risks.
In some areas, including in parts of the United States with poor water resources, people have been forced to move out of their homes in order to obtain fresh water.”
You may not want to drink the water.
If you live in an area where there’s a lack or limited natural water sources, it’s best to use water that has come from a water purveyor.
In a study conducted in the United Kingdom, researchers found that “a number of water sources in the UK do not supply enough fresh water to meet domestic demand.”
The study found that the lack of fresh water was a major reason why there was a surge in the use and sale of bottled water, which in turn was a contributing factor to the rise in obesity and the incidence of cancer.
You can’t use one of the devices on your lawn.
The PEP says that a PPE “does not purify, purify for drinking, or purify to produce soap.”
PPEs are not “water-purifying devices,” according the EPA.
They create a false sense of security.
According The Associated Press, “People who buy the devices often believe they are not being ‘hacked.'”
According to an AP report, many people are not worried about being hacked when they purchase the PPE, which “provides a false confidence that it does not contain harmful chemicals.”
They don’t do much good. According