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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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Corona Garden Pruner c. 2016 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Corona BP 3640 Ergo-Action Bypass Hand Pruner

When tested with an XRF instrument this Corona BP 3640 Ergo-Action Bypass Hand Pruner was negative for lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) on all components. Overall this seems like a good choice/ good brand. This one is mine, that I purchased in 2016 for trimming my roses, etc. We got the […]

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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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Water Right Inc Hose Discout Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Lead Free “Made In The USA” Hoses, Approved by Lead Safe Mama (Discount Code!)

More info to be posted shortly, but in the meantime check this out! Thank you. Click on the image below to go directly to their site to order your new lead-free hose and accessories!

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Soil Testing Using an XRF

Every now and then I get soil samples to test, as part of an XRF Testing outreach event — in which I rent a state-of-the art X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (I am a trained, certified and experienced operator of these amazingly useful instruments), and folks wanting to test their stuff (vintage and modern dishes, kids toys, family heirlooms, etc.) chip in to […]

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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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