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diatomaceous earth

what is diatomaceous earth  and is it good for me
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I see no particuliar reason to ingest diatomaceous earth.

It is a highly absorbant substance used to stabilize nitroglycerine to form dynamite.
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It's the skeletal remains from fossilized water plants, algae-like plants it may be used as a barrier to control adult flea beetles and just about all insects. I used it as a filter medium for my swimming pool when used as a powder you must wear a dust mask. It also comes in  food grade for parasites.
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