HealthyStuff.org tested 90 water hoses and found all contained lead and phthalates exceeding Consumer Product Safety Commission levels.
A stout 33% of the hoses contained lead levels higher than Federal Safe Drinking Water Standard allow. The hoses also deliver a snotty dose of PVC, which can cause birth defects, liver toxicity, and cancer.
Well, crying wolf over yet another 'thing' that causes cancer is numbing. And a lot of young people are showing warning-fatigue as they flock to beaches and tanning salons ignoring skin cancer threats. So, we expect the same group of 'we are young and will live forever' to slurp from a hose as they have always done.
After all, no one gets out alive right? At least it's easy to say that when you are still healthy and don't have a chunk of luggage attached to your body, or have six months to live waiting for a liver transplant.