biobarge at shore.net
Mon Sep 23 08:04:07 EST 1996
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Mike <s_mka1 at eduserv.its.unimelb.EDU.AU> wrote:
> I use a perlite/vermiculite/sand mix for potting up plants for research.
> When pouring perlite, a lot of dust is generated, despite hosing to
> reduce this. One supplier I recently spoke to mentioned something about
> perlite dust being as bad as asbestos, however I've been unable to find
> any reference to this in Medline or anywhere else I've looked. There are
> certainly no warnings on the bags of the stuff.
> Has anyone else heard of a dust inhalation danger with perlite?
> References would be good too.
Please post any responses, as I am interested as well...
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