Originally Posted by sigmund
The fact that they stopped making gas and paint with lead in it but still make garden hoses with lead in them seems a bit far fetched to me. It just doesn't ring true.
I'd still get an rv hose only because I hate the smell of garden hoses.
Lead is used in hoses to keep them pliable. Also it is recommended that you either wear gloves or wash your hands after handling a garden hose not because of the lead but that hose can and does pick up other chemicals as you use it. just think how many times its been dragged out over your lawn where your dog/cat and wild animals poop, pesticides and fertilizers are used. Stopped in gas because it was being put into the air and then rain would bring back to the ground. Paint well its kinda a no brainer kids chew and eat everything.
Lowes carries the white marine hose as well as the Swan blue potable water hoses. The Swan is very cheap not in price but quality compared to the White ones