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OfflineMycotopian
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Is vermiculite toxic to your health?
    #1287467 - 02/07/03 06:12 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I am wondering if you consume a little vermiculite that is stuck to the bottom of the stems, is it bad for you or am I just over reacting.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1287476 - 02/07/03 06:15 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Vermeculite used to contain asbestos...But, it doesn't anymore. I buy the stuff that says its organic, which makes me feel a little better.

If I were you, Id still try to remove as much as possible. I dont think it would harm you however if you ate some.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1287488 - 02/07/03 06:20 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

No need to worry , verm is not toxic , but one should be carefull breathing in the dust , why ? Cause any smalll dust like particles in quantity are not good to breath in especially if prone to lung illnesses . Just do not huff the stuff directly and all will be fine . Makes me sneeze alot , so I but bandanna on face when handling it in dry state , when wet no an issue .
Sorry missed that part about eating it . Do best to remove all you can , scrape with a paring knife . Will not kill you , but is not meant for eating , so ............


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1287728 - 02/07/03 07:36 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

vermiculite from one particular mine was found to contain asbestos years ago. but any vermiculite on a store shelf these days should not contain asbestos.

vermiculite is a rock. i'm baffled as how someone distinguishes between organic and inorganic rocks.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Bilge]
    #1287736 - 02/07/03 07:40 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Well some is coated in anti wetting agents and used as insulation.
But hopefully your not using that anyway as its goes against what you need it for.
Eating it should be harmless :smile: use those bits at the bottom of the stem for teas and strain it out :smile:


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: G a n j a]
    #1287768 - 02/07/03 07:52 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I've called poison control, and they say vermerculite isnt harmful.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: BladeLSD]
    #1287817 - 02/07/03 08:11 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Very hepful...thanks everyone! It is hard to get rid of all those little particals. My vermiculite is pretty fine.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1287883 - 02/07/03 08:26 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

lol good call bilge


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1288139 - 02/07/03 10:03 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

The vermiculite I buy says it's non toxic right on the bag!! Try looking for bags like that.


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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Mycotopian]
    #1288178 - 02/07/03 10:33 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

good question.
probably not...but I prefer not to eat the stuff.


this site will answer most questions on vermiculite.

http://www.vermiculite.net/



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Re: Is vermiculite toxic to your health? [Re: Roadkill]
    #1288290 - 02/07/03 11:22 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

C0ma ate whole cakes made via PF Tek and he says he got a stomach ache at the most. I am not saying it is ok to eat verm but you get the point.


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