Old 04-11-2012, 07:23 AM
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Thanks for the info and the advice Johnny. Great to know they are good to use.
I'll keep looking throught the pile for other symbols.
So whats the easiest way to test for contaminants?

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:48 PM
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Use them and see if they make you sick. I don't think there is any easy way to test for contaminants other than crushing up a brick and taking it to an industrial chemist to make exhaustive and expensive tests.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:05 PM
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before you do anything, you need to know what is in the bricks. Many contain Chrome 6 (VI+) which is detrimental to you. Yeah, it has a sweat taste, but long term, does damage.

Looking at the brick - I am not sure what it was fired with - Bunker C, Thermal Coal, Metallurgical Coal, etc. So, see what I mean??

Take a brick in and have it tested for total metals = way cheaper than toxicity. I will be happy to assist you in interpreting the results, from a non-regulatory standpoint. Fact is, at the end of the day, what goes in your gut will affect you for a life-time.

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