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Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks

 
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Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Immediately, I thought, that does not sound good. But before I mentioned anything, I researched it and sure enough, it is not good to use cinder blocks for edible plants.

My quandary is my friend is fairly naïve about the dangers of most anything - any foods - not concerned about GMO's, they spray their house for bugs every time they turn around.

Basically, I believe they will blow me off if I mentioned, the possible dangers. And, they already think I am a know-it-all, which I am not but I am always suspect of things and investigate them.

Should I mention the danger to my friend, or simply say C'est la vie ! and leave them to their own devices. I mean, even if I tell them, I am 99% certain they will simply blow off the warning.

Speak up or not?
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Ok I give up, what is the danger?
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
You could approach it from the angle that you thought it was a good idea but while researching how to do it, you came across this news.
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Dont bother.

If one of these "average" people has 100 healthy habits, you might talk them out of 5, and they would sooner skin you alive then stop doing about 20 of them, which are likely the most important of all.

I have certainly learned my lesson.

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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Ok I give up, what is the danger?
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No danger in modern cinder blocks. The old ones were toxic.
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05/17/2021 07:48 PM
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Be happy your friend is gardening. Encourage it. I have a feeling you are not really concerned though....
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05/17/2021 07:52 PM
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Naw, they are hobby gardeners and probably won’t grow that much anyway. They really aren’t shown to be overly toxic anyway.
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Ok I give up, what is the danger?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79113477


No danger in modern cinder blocks. The old ones were toxic.
 Quoting: Icey


tbh you can't have a non toxic cinder block, you could use concrete blocks.

modern concrete cavity wall blocks made of shale.
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Please understand, there are no cinder blocks being manufactured any more. It’s been literally decades.

They are concrete blocks, made from cement and small aggregate.

Cinder block is a misnomer now. Everyone still calls them cinder blocks, but rest assured, they are concrete and not harmful.
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05/17/2021 08:42 PM
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Just let them be happy little farmers.

Start your own little garden so when they offer you food, just say no thanks, I have my own.
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Re: Quandary: Friend informed me they are gardening in cinder blocks
Please understand, there are no cinder blocks being manufactured any more. It’s been literally decades.

They are concrete blocks, made from cement and small aggregate.

Cinder block is a misnomer now. Everyone still calls them cinder blocks, but rest assured, they are concrete and not harmful.
 Quoting: REaliZe


And there are systems of garden design based upon concrete blocks that are very good as they can be stacked up easily for ease of access to the elderly.
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