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Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose Walmart Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose New On Shelf (2017) In Walmart, Made In USA

This “Expert Gardener” “Light Duty” garden hose was tested new on the shelf in Walmart in 2017. Only the plastic part of the hose was tested and it was positive for lead (Pb) at 52 parts per million. 52 ppm lead is a relatively low level of lead, but I would still have concerns for […]

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Vintage Nozzle with Lead Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Vintage Hose Nozzle

Vintage hose nozzle: 28,900 ppm lead. #LeadedBrass – Tested with an XRF instrument. All yellow brass hose and gardening components I have tested have been very high lead like this one (and also can have contaminants like mercury and arsenic.) To see more of my posts related to gardening, click here. For a lead-free option, click […]

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2017 Leaded Hose Nozzel Walmart

#Leaded: Hose Nozzle From Walmart (2017)

Hose nozzle: 39,500 ppm lead. New on the shelf at Walmart in August of 2017 Tested with an XRF instrument. All yellow brass hose and gardening components I have tested have been very high lead like this one (and many also have contaminants like mercury and arsenic.) To see more of my posts related to gardening, […]

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#Leaded; Hose Spray Nozzle

Hose sprayer, as high as 26,900 ppm lead. I don’t yet have a lead-safe alternative to recommend, but finding one made of stainless steel might be a good start, and here is my post on lead-free hoses (including a #MadeInOregon option!). I will update this post as soon as I find one that I am […]

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