Garden Hoses

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    I was bebopping around the net EARLY this morning..as usual, and stumbled across a webpage blog thingy where the people said they read the label on a new hose they were buying for their yard. Water hose. The label had a warning on it (hose was Black and Decker) that one should NOT drink water from the hose because it had chemicals in the rubber that could cause cancer and other ailments. They didn't buy it because it was to be used to water their veggie garden, to fill up the animals troughs, and their dogs loved playing and gulping the water from the hose.

    Sorry I don't have the link, but I thought I would give a heads up to read labels on any garden hoses you may be considering buying.
     
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    LEAD no less.

    I ran across these warnings a few years ago when I was shopping for a hose to water my horses with...and my reaction was the same. I've been drinking from hoses for 45 years! Holy crap!
     
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    The water that sits in the hose is the worst especially a black rubber hose, let you're hose run a while before using it for the things you care about.

    There are nylon hoses that don't break down as easy.
     
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    I had no clue. None whatsoever. Until I read that last night. Yes, lead was mentioned too. So how does one water their garden? Straight from the tap to a bucket to the garden and troughs?

    I wonder what the stats are concerning cancer from, say, wagonwheel days and bucket watering versus nowadays with all this rubber/plastic stuff.
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Flexon-Greenchoice-Lead-Free-Garden/dp/B004OOS8CU]Amazon.com: Flexon Greenchoice Lead Free 5/8" Garden Hose 50' Long: Patio, Lawn & Garden[/ame]
     
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    used garden hose, the new pasta!
     
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    Think how smart we'd all be if we didn't have hose-induced lead poisoning!
     
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    Ive never drunk from a hose....but wonder about my tomatoes now.
     
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    We just have ho's induced bed poisoning.
     
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