Diatomaceous earth is a natural soft rock that crumbles into a fine pale-colored powder of small particle size, and is formed by silicon-based skeletons of diatoms settling as sediment. One form, amorphous, is a known cancer hazard, and is commonly used for filtration. Alternatively, food-grade diatomite is used in livestock feeds to control intestinal parasites and, as in foods, to prevent powders from caking.

It has many applications, including filtration, pest control, and agriculture.

External links[edit | edit source]

FA info icon.svgAngle down icon.svgPage data
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Translations Portuguese
Related 1 subpages, 7 pages link here
Impact 1,127 page views
Created July 25, 2010 by Chris Watkins
Modified March 2, 2022 by Page script
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.