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[APD] Re: Kiddie Pools
I have used many different kinds of plastic garbage cans, over many, many
years. I have never observed a problem (other than leakage from a cheap
Rubbermaid) with any of them.
All true plastics usually include some plasticizers, and they do get into
the water over a *very* long period of exposure. For that reason, I may
favor "food grade" tanks for long-term water storage, but am not too
fanatical about it.
Of course, I have been known to take a drink from the hose, too. ;-)
A lot of the rubbermaid tubs and garbage cans are actually FDA approved for
use with food stuffs. I know the large commercial rubbermaid garbage cans
with the wheeled dollys they sell for them make *excellent* water mixing
and moving tanks and are reasonably cheap. I would stay away from the RED
plastic containers though. Browsing through any of my plastics catalogs I
find that in almost every case, all the colors of a given plastic container
will be FDA approved EXCEPT FOR THE RED ONES. There is probably something
toxic about the red pigment they use to color the plastic. I usually just
use the white tubs and buckets myself simply because it is easier to see
stuff you put in those.
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