Is there a connection between hydroponics and cancer? That’s a question many home gardeners are asking but not able to answer. You may have seen stories on the television or in the newspapers about some people who seem to get cancer, or die of it. Is this connected to hydroponics and the use of toxic chemicals? Let’s take a look at the situation.
There are many rumors out there circulating that there is a link between organic gardening and cancer. It’s really hard to say with certainty, because while it is true that certain chemicals that are used in hydroponics are toxic to humans, they are not so much toxic as water. The water in an organic garden simply doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals. The problem is, some people will abuse the system by trying to grow plants grown using toxic materials, like alcohols and phenols.
These are organic materials, which when mixed with water can create toxic gases, like ethylene and propylene glycol. However, the presence of these two chemicals in hydroponic systems will not kill the plants when they are in the soil. If someone wants to grow organic, home-grown food, he or she should buy a good organic garden guide that explains why it is dangerous to use tap water to grow plants grown using organic materials. This is especially important for starting out organic gardeners.
A hydroponic system consists of a reservoir, which contains nutrient-rich water. The hydroponics equipment is placed directly inside the reservoir. The hydroponic systems use pumps to move the nutrient-rich water through the growing medium, which is made from perlite, vermiculite, coconut fiber or other material. Some hydroponics systems also use filters, which filter out particulates before the nutrient-rich water comes out of the reservoir. The nutrients that are contained in the water come from plant roots, which pull the nutrient-rich water up and distribute it throughout the growing medium. Sometimes, the nutrient-rich water can also contain bacteria, which is not good for the plants, since bacteria can cause diseases.
Not all plants grown hydroponically are grown in soil. In some cases, the plant is grown in a special plastic container. This type of container has holes in the bottom to allow air to enter the container. Plants are allowed to breath and the oxygen they need to survive in the wild.
A popular method of hydroponics gardening is known as aquaponics. It involves growing organic and inorganic substances in separate containers. Organic materials can be grown in hydroponic gardens without any fertilizers or chemicals at all. For example, fish and shrimp can grow well in the sea water without any fertilizers or anything else being used on them. The organisms within the water to eat the fish and the shrimp grow well without any nutrients from a hydroponics plant.
In organic gardening, the plant grows without any substances at all. Hydroponics systems are grown organically with no fertilizers. Some organic vegetables such as strawberries and spinach do very well in hydroponic systems without any substances at all. If you grow your own strawberries or spinach in a hydroponic system, no fertilizer is used.
Does hydroponics cause cancer? No, there are no risks associated with being hydroponic. If you want to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables, you will need a lot of work in addition to hydroponics. Even if you grow your own food using hydroponics, you still have to spend a lot of time tending to the plants and tending to the water as well. But, in most cases, hydroponic gardens are better than regular garden grown food.