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Offlinetriplethreat
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Asbestos in Vermiculite?!
    #1997288 - 10/10/03 03:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Whoa, I have done a lot of reading, but this is something I haven't heard until lastnight. Lastnight I went to Home Depot to buy some vermiculite but the associate I asked to help me out said Home Depots no longer carry vermiculite because it contains trace amounts of asbestos! Is this true?! If this is true, is it safe?! I dont care that much...haha, I need some asbestos! uh, I mean vermiculite...think Wal Mart will carry it?


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: triplethreat]
    #1997305 - 10/10/03 03:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

trace is the key word.....and its not in all vermiculite....as long as you don't breath in the dust its not gonna hurt ya


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: ]
    #1997342 - 10/10/03 03:24 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

there is probably more in old houses youve been in or old buildings. i wouldn't worry about verm.


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: triplethreat]
    #1997343 - 10/10/03 03:24 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/vermiculite_overview.html

Most vermiculite is not contaminated with asbestos. However, the vermiculite ore taken from a mining operation in Libby, Montana, is contaminated with asbestiform (asbestos-like) amphibole minerals, including the regulated forms tremolite and actinolite. It also contains forms that are not currently regulated, including winchite, richterite, and ferro-edenite. Research has linked all of the these forms to asbestos-related diseases.





To be fair, you are more likely to find asbestos in plain old talcum powder than you are in vermiculite. Also, the dust from prelite is much worse to breath than what most people realize... certainly worse than vermiculite, but they still sell perlite... sometimes the world just doesn't make sense...


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1997346 - 10/10/03 03:25 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

oh and lowes carrys it.wal-mart doesn't


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: Tomandjerry58]
    #1997464 - 10/10/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

it depends where you live...in my area wal-mart carries multiple brands


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: ]
    #1997478 - 10/10/03 03:59 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Ya, I think I will be able to get it at Wal Mart...is there fertilizers in vermiculite that I should be aware of?


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: triplethreat]
    #1998299 - 10/10/03 07:52 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Here is a good thread to read about verm http://www.nansnook.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4376


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Re: Asbestos in Vermiculite?! [Re: AmazonMatt]
    #1998308 - 10/10/03 07:56 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

no fertilizers. Verm is inorganic.


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