Yet another instance of public over-reaction to an otherwise very useful product. Let's see here:
Plastic fibers found in most carpets has been shown to cause lung diseases. Nobody's ripping out their carpets.
Exposure to SUNLIGHT even on a CLOUDY summer day is hazardous and can cause epithelial carcinomas and malignant melanomas.
Ingestion of less than half a bottle of tylenol causes fatal liver failure and aspirin can exacerbate stomach ulcers, yet most people have these in their medicine cabinets.
And I don't even want to get started on smoking, people's horrible diets, air pollution, lack of exercise, and all the other unhealthy CHOICES most people make.
I haven't read the studies on vermiculite, but I can almost bet that most involve animals that ate an amount of vermiculite equal to half their body weight for a year, and their cancer rate went up by 1%.
Jeesh, the guys that are illogically worrying about vermiculite-induced cancer probably smoked a pack, ate three big-macs, tanned on the beach, and forgot to exercise all on the same day! Then, when they get cancer or some other disease, they do the easy thing and blame it on vermiculite.
Now give me back my vermiculite. I don't use it for my CPs, but its good for other plants.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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