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OfflineCrazy Dog
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Vermiculite Banned
    #1178578 - 12/30/02 03:09 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Vermiculite has been taken off the market in Illinois. I guess there is a chemical in it or it is itself carcinogenic. Has anyone else run into this? Home Depot has already pulled it off their shelves.


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Re: Vermiculite Banned [Re: Crazy Dog]
    #1178582 - 12/30/02 03:11 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I know sometime ago, Verm was pulled off the shelves for containing asbestos! Same thing happening again?!?


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Re: Vermiculite Banned [Re: Crazy Dog]
    #1178584 - 12/30/02 03:14 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

This has been discussed before.. What actually happened if I remember correctly is that there was a small batch of vermiculite that was contaminated with asbestos. Vermiculite itself is completely inert and non toxic. Some places may have pulled it from the shelves but I know that Lowes still carries it as well as a local garden store here. You should be able to find it somewhere else. If you really need it, then you could order it online.


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Re: Vermiculite Banned [Re: NeonBlack]
    #1178606 - 12/30/02 03:36 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

you are right. one mine had been selling vermiculite for years before it was discovered that there was a particularly nasty type of asbestos in it. the stuff was used for a lot more than just soil additives, most notably insulation in houses.

but as far as i know it was just one mine. there are lots of vermiculite mines that don't have the problem so there is no reason for it to be banned completely.


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Re: Vermiculite Banned [Re: Crazy Dog]
    #1178617 - 12/30/02 03:45 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Vermiculite Banned [Re: Crazy Dog]
    #1178854 - 12/30/02 06:16 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Not sure where you are, but I haven't had any problems in north-east illinois.. if you need a place to pick some up in the N.E. send me a message.

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Vermiculite has been taken off the market in Illinois. I guess there is a chemical in it or it is itself carcinogenic. Has anyone else run into this? Home Depot has already pulled it off their shelves.





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