Is Pelletized lime safe?


Old 08-31-17, 10:11 PM
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Is Pelletized lime safe?

I spread it with shorts on, but I did wear a dust mask which I thought I didn't really need.
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Old 09-01-17, 06:13 AM
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Pelletized lime is quite safe for both you and your lawn. Most are slow acting so even if you spill a pile on the lawn it doesn't burn the grass as fast acting lime would. I'm sure the state of California has determined that lime is somehow hazardous to your health but in general it's pretty benign. If you got a huge cloud of dust in your eyes it would be annoying and maybe irritating but I've had no reaction even when I'm covered in dust and look like a ghost.
Old 09-01-17, 06:28 AM
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I think a lot of people confuse Lime (calcium carbonate) with Lye (sodium hydroxide..

It's unfortunate that they have such similar common names . . . . but they have quite different chemical properties.

Lye is the one that's extremely caustic.
Old 09-01-17, 09:09 AM
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Ok good news. Thank you guys
Old 09-01-17, 11:32 AM
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Most over the counter dietary calcium supplements are calcium carbonate.

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