Perlite As a Contaminant?

Answer Perlite comes from volcanic lava. It is a form of natural glass and is mined all over the world. Perlite has many uses, but is generally used in construction, industrial and horticulture projects. ... Read More »

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What is perlite used for?

The natural substance perlite has several uses. Potting soil, fertilizer and seed mixes often contain perlite because it is lightweight and sterile. Perlite also serves as an abrasive in products s... Read More »

How to Grow with Perlite?

Perlite is a pH-neutral, white volcanic mineral with some useful properties for gardeners. The mineral is heated, causing it to expand to many times its original size. It's then cooled, sorted and ... Read More »

Does perlite contain asbestos?

Geologists classify perlite as a form of the volcanic rock rhyolite. According to the Perlite Institute, as of 2002, tests reveal no trace of asbestos in perlite. The volcanic rock and asbestos, a ... Read More »