Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Diatomite Earth - Filtering the Health Hazards
Dead cells of planktons in Japanese Wall??? Don't worry. Check out what makes it so special...
Diatomite Earth (DE) is a naturally occuring substance, comprised of the fossilized remains of planktons or green algae. Two to three million years ago these fossils accumulated along sea beds, rivers and lakes to form a soft chalk-like sedimentary rock. The typical chemical composition of diatomaceous earth is 86% silicon, 5% sodium, 3% magnesium and 2% iron.
The many beneficial characteristics of DE are mainly a result of microscopic pores in the planktons. It can be used as a filtration aid, mild abrasice and mechanical insecticide. Beer makers use it too! In Japanese Wall, it can absorb and disintegrate odors, VOC and formaldehydes!
A clean, healthy environment for our loved ones. ^^