"WARNING - This product contains one
OR MORE chemicals
KNOWN to the state of
California to CAUSE
CANCER and BIRTH
OTHER reproductive harm.
WASH HANDS after
(I added the BOLD RED capital letters.)
"Este producto contiene o mas productos quimicos sabodos al
estado de California para causar defectos del cancer y de
naciemento o dano repoductivo."
REWORDED by me - "We are not going to tell you what the
chemicals are. Therefore, you
CANNOT know what the dangers
are, and you
CANNOT find out."
Many of the chemicals are FAR worse than
They are saying, "This
stuff is BAD, but we are
not going to tell you HOW BAD!"
after handling." -
Lavese las manos duespues de
that we sure don't want
any of this crud on our
So you think that telling
me to wash my hands ABSOLVES you of any responsibility?
I've got news for you.
Many of us don't want to touch your crud,
BECAUSE YOU WON'T TELL US WHAT IT IS.
My sister died of minimal benzene exposure,
electromagnetic radiation, and/or 1955 Los Angeles smog.
Others have had similar experiences, with undefined, but
suspected chemical exposure deaths.
We are one class of folks who won't tolerate deceptive,
secretive crud, in order for you to make more money.
Is For Outdoor Use Only."
Este producto esta para el uso al aire libre solamente.
Why? Are toxic fumes emitted? Is the noxious chemical
transferred by touch? Leached by the water?
We don't get to know. So we can't
do anything about it!
They won't tell me, so I am going to guess. Cadmium.
The entire metal surface of the device has that weird,
greenish/ pinkish, shiny golden appearance so typical of
cadmium plating on cheap base metal.
Check out the Google results returned for the search
cause cadmium plating epa
Try a few other cadmium cancer searches yourself.
What if i guessed wrong? What if the chemical is
benzene, the most
powerful leukemia chemical known to man. What is the residue
after evaporation? Science has known since 1897 that benzene
destroys bone marrow. It wasn't until 1978 that benzene was
banned in most household products in the USA. Many law firms
are bringing benzene leukemia actions as we speak.
Did I guess wrong again? What is the actual plating?
Is it really nickle, another heavy metal? A bad boy in its
Years ago, it used to be something that you really DIDN'T
want in your right front pants pocket. Possible nickel balls
syndrome could result.
Lead? Arsenic? Polonium-210? Guess some more.
". . . one OR MORE
chemicals . .". Also not named.
Does your metal product contain recycled radioactive medical
metal waste, as has occurred with products from Mexico in
the past? Cobalt-60, wasn't it? Is "just-a-little-bit"
radioactive OK? Are we being told? No.
Plutonium is not the only substance that relies upon the BIG
LIE, "really small amounts won't hurt you". Science and
history tell us otherwise.
China, and others, will sell us anything the government
allows. No protection
OSH Hardware will sell us anything the government allows.
No protection here.
State and Federal Governments WON'T
ALLOW us to know. No
Money is everything - business as usual in America.
Lobbyists pay off your congressmen,
not to make much-needed laws, which CAN ALLOW US to see what
we are being sold.
I want to know what is in EVERYTHING I buy. I don't want
some BS warning that I am getting something BAD, but I
DON'T GET TO
KNOW what it
We are not going to get
full disclosure unless there is a groundswell of public
That we at least have the warnings we do have. California
FIGHT BACK. DON'T buy ANY of the cr@p products with
VAGUE, mealy-mouthed warnings.
Scream at your local congressman. Raise he||.
Think about your children. And grandchildren.
Thank you for your time.
The following additional OSH garden hose products also
contain the California Cancer Warning.
CANCER WARNING -
34" Extended Watering Tool
Brass Female Coupling
Brass Male Coupling
Impulse Sprinkler with Spike
Sprinklers (9 different types - metal and plastic)
Sweeper (solid brass - why a warning here? - Nelson below
has no problem.)
Zinc Elbow Adapter
Hose Replacement Fitting
NO CANCER WARNING
Sweeper (solid brass)
Note: I am not picking on Orchard Supply Hardware -
actually, they are my favorite store in the world. But I am
concerned about what they are selling. If you are buying any
of the many toxic chemicals that OSH sells, that is one
thing - you can expect to get cancer.
But if you are buying garden hose fittings, most folks don't
expect them to be carcinogenic. I have subsequently noticed
that other brands sold elsewhere do not have the warning
label. I think OSH needs to take a closer look at this. The
more cancer warning labels I see on OSH's cheaper products,
the more suspicious of OSH I become. And wary. If we don't
watch out, it won't be long before every damned thing in our
environment contains "cancer-causing chemicals".
China and the US government don't care. Maybe OSH should.
Proposition 65 - Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement
Act of 1986
to the 2006 List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals
the Actual List of Cancer-Causing Chemicals in PDF format
(18 pages, 700+ chemicals)