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Re: Re: Catching up

I'll have to look at ours next time I'm at the nursery - thanks for the heads up Sue!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: SueNY
Sent: 7/9/2004 12:14:55 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Catching up

> I was at Franks Nursery tonight and noticed all their bags of vermiculite had
> big yellow stickers on them that said "ASBESTOS FREE!"
> SueNY
> ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Melody
>   To: gardenchat@hort.net
>   Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 1:10 AM
>   Subject: Re: [CHAT] Catching up
>   Kitty: I spent a few hours last night doing just that...researching it
>   and making up my own mind. Turns out there was one vermiculite mine that
>   was contaminated from a secondary source a few years back and it is no
>   longer allowed to have vermiculite products on the market. Other
>   companies now routinely test for vermiculite-asbestos contamination as
>   does the EPA and it has not been found to be a problem since then.
>   So...that's a relief and I can go on using my vermiculite as much as I
>   want. However, I think I will follow the EPA's recommendation to not use
>   in indoors or inside a poorly vented area, to not shake the dust off
>   indoors, and to wash clothing thoroughly after use...all the things I do
>   anyway as this just is common sense not to use something that dusty that
>   could be breathed into your lungs like that anyway. I only asked in the
>   first place 'cuz I thought someone on the list might know more than I
>   did...which turned out to be true, as usual. :-)
>   Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>   "
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