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Old 05-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Plastic hose barb causes cancer?

I noticed my plastic barbs instructions warn me about cancer causing chemicals used in this plastic. It says according to California law it must notify me. I'm using this piece on my chiller, as the last piece before the beer goes to the bucket. Thanks

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Everything causes cancer according to California law.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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+1 to BendBrewer. I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you get around to it, you might want to replace it with something that doesn't say that, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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I think even California is known to the state of California to cause cancer.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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as long as you don't live in California, you'll be fine!

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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I am 100% positive that plastic bit will cause cancer. Huge, nasty, pulsating cancer.

Assuming you grind it into powder and do nothing but eat, drink, breathe and bathe in it for the next 200 years.

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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I am 100% positive that plastic bit will cause cancer. Huge, nasty, pulsating cancer.

Assuming you grind it into powder and do nothing but eat, drink, breathe and bathe in it for the next 200 years.
What is the over/under on that?
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #8
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Me, I don't pay a lot of attention to "warnings" written by PRK lawyers.

They live in their own little world out there.

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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Holiday lights have those same warnings.

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Holiday lights have those same warnings.
Are you saying I can't brew with Holiday Lights?
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