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Are Galvanized Staples Safe to Use for Securing Drip Irrigation?

Are Galvanized Staples Safe to Use for Securing Drip Irrigation?


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Old 05-26-23, 05:20 PM
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Are Galvanized Staples Safe to Use for Securing Drip Irrigation?

For my drip irrigation to my containers, I primarily use tubing with built-in emitters. I use galvanized staples to secure everything, which I think is a pretty standard use for them. The latest set that I bought has a Proposition 65 notice that says "This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel (metallic) and lead." I never thought about this issue before, because I've never had that notice on other boxes. I'm guessing that the manufacturing processes are similar for all of them. Should I be worried about lead/nickel leaching into my soil? If so, is there an alternative that I should use? I know sometimes Prop 65 is quite alarmist, and I don't know if this is one of those circumstances.
 
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Old 05-27-23, 01:27 AM
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I know sometimes Prop 65 is quite alarmist, and I don't know if this is one of those circumstances.
The law requires any product that has anything that is known to "possibly" cause birth defects/cancer in any amount be posted.

Overkill, I guess you have to decide!

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