It is with my sincere apologies that I share this information:
Gilmour Soaker hoses contain “…one or more chemicals that are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects.”
I have had my soaker hoses for years. When I published an endorsement of the hoses on my other blog – Write on Target, I simply had no idea that the products used to create these soaker hoses contain chemicals that are dangerous like lead, BPA and phthalates.
If you want to know what hoses to buy, which ones are safe and which ones are not, please go to Eartheasy, one of my favorite resources, and read their article on healthy hoses.
Please accept my sincere apologies for endorsing a product that is anything but healthy.
SPECIAL THANKS to Kate Russell for letting me know about the dangers of Gilmour soaker hoses…and all other hoses.