Drinking From Garden Hose Bad For Your Health?
(STLMoms) – Most of us did it as a kid — take a drink from the garden hose. But a new study says drinking from it can be dangerous to your health. Of the 90 water hoses used in the study, all contained lead and other chemicals that exceeded levels set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Thirty-three percent of those hoses contained lead levels higher than the guidelines set in the Federal Safe Drinking Water Standard. The tests also showed that the drinking water from a hose contained PVC plastic additives, which can cause birth defects, liver toxicity and cancer.