It is by now no secret that the average Chinese/Walmart garden hose that
we have always used has a lot lead being pumped out with the water into
your lawn and garden and kid's pool.
The option is to use a Camper/RV hose which still has a trace amount of
lead that the FDA under the Bush Administration deems safe for your
kid's brain development.
The other option is Medical Grade hose with nickel fittings. The best
I am trying to find 5/8" hose at 50 feet or 25'. I can only find 1/2" hoses.
Any help appreciated.
If there is a another group to post this to .. let me know on this group.
Although I'm definitely a crusader when it comes to avoiding chemicals, your
kids shouldn't be eating the lawn and drinking the pool water. And you said
"no secret". I can believe the hose itself may contain lead, but you haven't
shown evidence of how much leaches out of the hose material into the water.
Please show that evidence now.
If by "garden", you mean vegetables, you can solve the problem by saving
rain water for irrigation.
There is nothing new about using garden hoses for drinking water. After
all why would they may both kinds of hoses. This as been known since I was
a kid, long before Walmart was around and hoses were usually domestic
That said why do you think that Chinese or Walmart hoses are going to be
any more of a problem than any other? Do you have any facts or is it all
based on "It is by now no secret" which usually translates as "rumor" and
is usually wrong.
Yea you dont want lead on your lawn, it might stunt its mental
development or make dumb ants. Many old mains supplys were lead or
high lead, old piping can be high lead. If you run it clear before you
drink it the lead amount is acceptable by EPA standards. Do you have
any 35 yr old oil paint that is peeling, the dust from that can and
does close down apts in Chgo for Lead violations, costing lanlords
tens of thousands. But now we know kids with high lead in the blood
might have just been playing with Chinese toys. You are over reacting,
maybe its from Lead poisoning !
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