Harmful Effects of Diatomaceous Earth?

Answer Diatomaceous earth, a fine powder composed of the broken shells of single-celled, fossilized aquatic plants called diatoms, acts as a natural insecticide. While research into its efficacy is sketch... Read More »

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Is Diatomaceous Earth Harmful?

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring product that can be processed into several different forms for human use. Used properly, it can safely be used as a pesticide, health promoter and pool f... Read More »

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth as a Dewormer?

Although there is much controversy over the use of diatomaceous earth (also known as DE) as a dewormer for animals, many people continue to do so to provide a nonchemical worming option for organic... Read More »

Diatomaceous Earth Vs. Bentonite Clay?

Bentonite clay and diatomaceous earth are naturally occurring micro-particle materials in the United States. Though they do not sound common, they are found in many different products and serve man... Read More »

Where is diatomaceous earth formed?

Diatomaceous earth is the remains of hard-shell water-born algae known as diatom. The diatomaceous earth is thus found by fresh or saltwater areas such as dry lake beds or areas once covered by sal... Read More »