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Inner Tube rubber toxicity

Inner Tube rubber toxicity

Inner Tube rubber toxicity

Hi there everybody

Can somebody please inform me if the rubber from inner tubes causes water that is in contact with it to become toxic for drinking, higiene or for agriculture irrigation?


RE: Inner Tube rubber toxicity

I believe that manufactured rubber is  not a biomaterial.

"Natural rubber" is but car inner tubes are not made from it.

Try posting to the Rubber Forum   forum335   - It does not get much traffic but try it - who knows?

If that doesn't work try the chemical engineering forums at


RE: Inner Tube rubber toxicity

Yes, you need to talk to the rubber guys.  Often the issue with bio-applications is related solvents and filler in the rubber.

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RE: Inner Tube rubber toxicity

Further ...
There is probably a release agent to ensure the rubber does not stick to the mold that should be checked out safety wise.

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