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Local Nnursery stopped selling vermiculite
    #2806167 - 06/18/04 05:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Hi. I went to a local Calloway's Nursery today to see if I could find a bag of vermiculite as Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore. Calloway's doesn't carry it anymore either. They claim their distributor stopped, well, distributing it claiming that it contains cancer causing materials (carcinogens?).

Now, I think I've read on these forums about the whether or not verm contains cancer causing agents, but I cannot seem to find the posts. A quick Googling yielded many results but it seems that the answer is yes and no. There was a mine near Libby Montana that supplied most of the world's verm from the 1920's to the 1990's, but was closed because there WAS cancer causing material (naturally-occurring asbestos called tremolite-actinolite) in the product mined there. But the verm you can buy (if you can find it!) now is free of carcinogens and is NOT from the infamous mine in Libby, Montana.

Another search to find out a reason it's become so hard to find verm locally came up with little specific. It seems that retailers and distributors have been brainwashed into thinking all verm will cause cancer when in reality the stuff that's mined now won't give an average user of verm cancer. It is recommended, however, using verm outside and to keep it moist when ever possible so as to minimize dust.

Do any of you have any additional info on the subject? Any internet retailers that have good prices and won't bend you over on shipping charges?

Thanks for reading.


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Re: Local Nnursery stopped selling vermiculite [Re: Citric]
    #2806325 - 06/18/04 05:33 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

$10.75 shipping for an $8 bag of verm? That's a little high...


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Re: Local Nnursery stopped selling vermiculite [Re: Transitional]
    #2806344 - 06/18/04 05:36 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

buy a PC and some bird seed..


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Re: Local Nnursery stopped selling vermiculite [Re: Legoulash]
    #2806429 - 06/18/04 06:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

There must be another garden supply store in your area (neighboring city perhaps?)...  I live in a city of about 70k ppl and i can think of about 4 places that sell vermiculite.  Maybe its because i live in wisconsin... and we like to grow things here like corn, cows, and cheese. 

Goodluck on your search tho!!  :smile:


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Re: Local Nnursery stopped selling vermiculite [Re: Transitional]
    #2806663 - 06/18/04 07:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Another search to find out a reason it's become so hard to find verm locally came up with little specific. It seems that retailers and distributors have been brainwashed into thinking all verm will cause cancer when in reality the stuff that's mined now won't give an average user of verm cancer. It is recommended, however, using verm outside and to keep it moist when ever possible so as to minimize dust.





That's exactly it. They've all freaked out due to one occurance of significant levels of asbestos in some verm, and the fact that most verm contains a very small (frankly, insignificant) amount of it.

You'll just have to do some legwork through the yellow pages.


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