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Re: Catching up

Kitty/anyone with info: I wasn't aware that exposure to asbestos was a
matter of quantity...I thougth that even minute particles of the stuff,
when inhaled into the respiratory system, can cause eventual problems.
I'd really like to know, because I do use vermiculite several times a
year when digging new beds...it is my favorite soil amendment for adding
water-holding power to any type of soil.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 07/06, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 13:59:42 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Catching up

Your puppy looks sweet Melody.<br>The info on vermiculite came out about
a year or so ago, I believe. I don't<br>handle it in large enough
quantities to worry about it myself.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original
Message ----- <br>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 5:55
AM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Catching up<br><br><br>> Wow! Only away from the
computer for 2 1/2 days and came back sunday<br>> night to 276 messages!
Took me until just now to get through it all! :-)<br>> Took some new
pictures last night for anyone interested:<br>><br>><br>>


You'll notice there is a new Daisy at our house, but she's not a
flower<br>> obviously...she's a miniature Australian Shepherd that we
got about a<br>> week ago! She's a doll!!! Only going to be about 18
inches tall and<br>> about 35 pounds.<br>><br>><br>> In the pictures, I
included some "before" shots from about 2 months ago<br>> so you can see
how different parts of the garden are progressing! We've<br>> had some
awesome rains in the past couple of weeks so everything is<br>> looking
lush and full!<br>><br>><br>> In one of Kitty's posts, she mentioned
vermiculite. I saw a news article<br>> last week that says the EPA has
begun testing vermiculite and has found<br>> asbestos contamination at a
level that worries them enough to recommend<br>> that people who use
vermiculite in gardening should wear asbestos<br>> quality respirator
masks when using it, should not shake off vermiculite<br>> dust inside
the home from clothing, and should wash all articles of<br>> clothing
immediately upon coming inside and taking them off, as well as<br>> good
washing of skin that comes in contact with it. Has anyone else<br>>
heard/seen/read anything about this?<br>><br>><br>> Hope you all had a
most enjoyable 4th of July...ours was spectacular!!!<br>:-)<br>><br>>
Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert Einstein<br>><br>> _______

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