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Re: 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!"


----- 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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