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Should Clay be used for Spill Clean-up?

Clay may be used for kitties but it should never be used for Spill Clean Up. Here are 6 reasons why:

Clay leaves a mess.

The spilled liquid merely coats the clay. The spill seeps out quickly, leaving an oily, wet film.

Clay generates heat when used with certain products.

Physical contact between clay and bio-fuel, turpentine, vegetable oil or other unsaturated organic compounds (such as fish oil) may generate heat and/or fire.

Clay tracks all over the place.

Because it doesn’t absorb well, it’s left standing to “soak up” the spill. The clay and the spill usually wind up where they don’t belong — all over the floor and in your machinery.

It’s cheap to buy but expensive to use.

Increased disposal and labor costs add up fast.

Clay is heavy.

The average bag of clay weighs 50 lb. — making it hard to apply and remove.

Clay clogs up your drains.

Loose clay finds its way into everything — even the plumbing.

Clay contains harmful silica dust.

Why expose yourself to a known health hazard?

Have you read the label on a bag of clay? Here’s an example of the warnings found:

“CONTAINS FREE SILICA”
“DO NOT BREATHE DUST”
“MAY CAUSE DELAYED LUNG INJURY (SILICOSIS)”
“FOLLOW OSHA SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CRYSTALLINE SILICA (a known CARCINOGEN)”
So Why Use Clay?