Chemicals in Gardening Products

Ripple’s release of a study on toxic chemicals in gardening products made major headlines in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN and many other TV, radio and print outlets. High amounts of lead, phthalates and BPA were found in the water of a new hose after sitting outside in the sun for just a few days, according to researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center.

Nearly 200 hoses, gloves, kneeling pads and tools were tested for toxic chemicals that have been linked to birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, premature births and early puberty in laboratory animals, among other serious health problems.

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To reduce potential toxic chemical exposure, make sure that your kids and pets don’t drink straight from a hose during the hot summer months! The full results and other tips to reduce exposure can be found at

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