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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HenOnAJuneBug, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    ... that unless water hoses are labeled as being for potable water they contain lead in the inner PVC linning. Garden hoses in the US come with this warning. Lead is used to make the plastic flexible. I've picked up potable water hoses at Lowes and at RV supply stores.
     
  2. sumi

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    I did not know this. Thanks for the head's up!
     
  3. HenOnAJuneBug

    HenOnAJuneBug Crowing

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    sumi Égalité

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    I went and Googled it and found the study in the first link. It's interesting (and scary) info! Very good to know for people who use hoses to water their livestock and poultry. Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Drank a lot of 'hose water' as a kid. Perhaps that explains a lot about me. :oops:
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    No, don't blame the water. You were born to boogie ;)

    :hugs
     
  7. Rachel Taylor

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    I’m going with your excuse. Lol.
     
  8. Rachel Taylor

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    Wow. Thanks. Good and somewhat frightening info
     
  9. HenOnAJuneBug

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    Me too. It doesn't stay in the body forever. Various things chelate it out. I think cilantro is one thing that does.
     
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  10. Rachel Taylor

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    Scary for people using them for livestock poultry and their garden!
     

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