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allen8106 wrote:

Many non-potable water hoses contain things like lead. You don't want to use them.



Lead ????? I'm sorry but, I doubt it. They don't use Lead for anything anymore.


Yes.... LEAD

The white hose is FDA-approved.

https://getiqed.com/blogs/food-for-thought/is-there-lead-in-your-hose


that article stated :The researchers tested 32 garden hoses from six national retailers, including The Home Depot, Lowe’s and Amazon, for lead, cadmium, phthalates, bromine (associated with brominated flame retardants), PVC, antimony and tin (indicating oganotins). Water from select hoses was also tested. Such chemicals, said a press release announcing the study’s results, have been linked to birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, premature births and early puberty in laboratory animals, and hormone disruption among other serious health problems.
but didn't say what or how much was found if any in the hoses.
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but that's only in California
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Jacksons wrote:

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And bottled water comes from municipal water supplies......


But then its treated furtherby running it through a sack of Kingsford, and reversed Psychosis.

and you actually witnessed this??


I like the idea of reverse Psychosis.


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azrving wrote:

Most of the bottled water is spring water.

Niagra bottled water is from the City of Stockton's municipal water supply, I used to work there and they would get mad when we ran our wells, it made them backwash their RO filters more often

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

allen8106 wrote:

Many non-potable water hoses contain things like lead. You don't want to use them.
Lead ????? I'm sorry but, I doubt it. They don't use Lead for anything anymore.

At one time it may have been in hoses but, those hoses have long ago been thrown away.
Lead is in lots of things. Wheel weights, fishing sinkers, glass, bullets, and yes, brass. Brass is commonly used for hose fittings.

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mike-s wrote:

Lead is in lots of things. Wheel weights, fishing sinkers, glass, bullets, and yes, brass. Brass is commonly used for hose fittings.


slowly disappearing from fishing sinkers and shotgun shells.
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It is not color coding, as hoses for drinking water are not always white. Also not all white hoses are suitable for drinking water or "food grade" hoses.

The issue is about what might leach into the water from the hose (mostly petrochemicals today, old hose designs using rubber leached heavy metals).

I have hoses labeled for drinking water that I use for permanent hookups, but do my gravity fill from a garden hose, after rinsing out the water that has been sitting in it.


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