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Re: Catching up


Jim,
I didn't mean to discount Melodie's post about the possible dangers in
vemiculite.  I just meant that for me, it isn't a big cause for concern.  I
used about a half cup for some cuttings last March, and about the same for
the rooterpot mix, that's it for this year so far.  I used to store dahlias
in it, which took more of the product, but still only handled it 2x a yr.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Catching up


> If you do a Google search on "vermiculite asbestos", Kitty, you'll see
> EPA and others are talking about vermiculite insulation, and mostly
> insulation that originates from a mine, or group of mines, in Montana.
> Not to say that breathing any kind of dust is good for you. I had a
> good friend, a sculptor, who developed silicosis from hacking up
> granite and marble. I can guarantee, however, that using vermiculite
> under mist eliminates any chance of dust.
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 02:59 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Your puppy looks sweet Melody.
> > The info on vermiculite came out about a year or so ago, I believe.  I
> > don't
> > handle it in large enough quantities to worry about it myself.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 5:55 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Catching up
> >
> >
> >> Wow! Only away from the computer for 2 1/2 days and came back sunday
> >> night to 276 messages! Took me until just now to get through it all!
> >> :-)
> >> Took some new pictures last night for anyone interested:
> >>
> >>
> >> http://photos.yahoo.com/mhobertm
> >>
> >> You'll notice there is a new Daisy at our house, but she's not a
> >> flower
> >> obviously...she's a miniature Australian Shepherd that we got about a
> >> week ago! She's a doll!!! Only going to be about 18 inches tall and
> >> about 35 pounds.
> >>
> >>
> >> In the pictures, I included some "before" shots from about 2 months
> >> ago
> >> so you can see how different parts of the garden are progressing!
> >> We've
> >> had some awesome rains in the past couple of weeks so everything is
> >> looking lush and full!
> >>
> >>
> >> In one of Kitty's posts, she mentioned vermiculite. I saw a news
> >> article
> >> last week that says the EPA has begun testing vermiculite and has
> >> found
> >> asbestos contamination at a level that worries them enough to
> >> recommend
> >> that people who use vermiculite in gardening should wear asbestos
> >> quality respirator masks when using it, should not shake off
> >> vermiculite
> >> dust inside the home from clothing, and should wash all articles of
> >> clothing immediately upon coming inside and taking them off, as well
> >> as
> >> good washing of skin that comes in contact with it. Has anyone else
> >> heard/seen/read anything about this?
> >>
> >>
> >> Hope you all had a most enjoyable 4th of July...ours was
> >> spectacular!!!
> > :-)
> >>
> >> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >>
> >> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> >> --Albert Einstein
> >>
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