What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is the remains of microscopic single celled plants known as "Phytoplankton" called as diatoms. These plants/diatoms are found in the oceans and lakes and being mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottom over thousands of years old.
DEFG Malaysia only sells Diatomaceous Earth which is food graded and OMRI listed (Organic Materials Review Institute). Our Diatomaceous Earth is unheated, natural-milled amorphous silicon dioxide (non-crystalline) and is mined from fresh water deposit. This type of Diatomaceous Earth is also known as "anti-caking agent". We supply the finest grade of Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade that is extremely pure in terms of grade and quality. Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade is all natural, organic, non-hazardous and non-toxic mineral. Food graded Diatomaceous Earth is environmentally safe to humans, dogs, cats, chickens, cows and etc.
Diatomaceous Earth is environmentally safe to human and pets however, we do recommend you to wear a mask and gloves during the application process. Diatomaceous Earth may cause eyes, skin and respiratory irritation.
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Wear a mask to prevent from excessive breath in of Diatomaceous Earth that may cause breathing difficulty.
Skin: Exposure to Diatomaceous Earth on your skin can cause dryness. Wash off with water, wear a glove to prevent skin from dryness.
Eyes: Flush with water. Wear a safety goggles if it irritates your eyes.
Warning: If irritation persists, please consult a doctor immediately.
How to know if your Diatomaceous Earth is Food Grade?
Have you ever wondered if your Diatomaceous Earth is FOOD GRADE?
It can be a little tricky to differentiate since most grades of Diatomaceous Earth are in a form of fine powder. These Diatomaceous Earth has a similarity with flour and corn starch, both are dry and powdery. Pure Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is the remains of microscopic single celled plants known as "Phytoplankton" called as diatoms. These plants/diatoms are found in the oceans and lakes and being mined from underwater beds or from ancient dried lake bottom over thousands of years old.
Facts about DEFG Malaysia products
Listed as Food Grade product
Product made in USA
Natural, organic, non-hazardous and non-toxic mineral mined from fresh water lake source
Safe to human, pets, livestock, and gardening
In general, there are two types of Diatomaceous Earth; Food Grade and Pool Grade. Do not be mistaken with Diatomaceous Earth "POOL GRADE". Misuse of Non-Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth can be potentially harmful.
Recommended Diatomaceous Earth
The only Diatomaceous Earth that we recommend is Food Grade that meets the Food Chemical Codex Rating criteria. We only sell Diatomaceous Earth which is food grade, unheated, natural-milled amorphous silicon dioxide (non-crystalline). This type of Diatomaceous Earth is also known as "anti-caking agent".
The color of the Diatomaceous Earth
It is recommend to check the color of your Diatomaceous Earth to identify what type of Diatomaceous Earth you have. However it is not an absolute test. Food grade quality of Diatomaceous Earth is a white or off-white colored. Avoid using grey, brown, orange, yellow or pink colored Diatomaceous Earth. Besides looking at the color, it is important to the read the product label.
The shelf life of Diatomacoeus Earth
Diatomaceous Earth has an unlimited shelf life as long as you keep it in a dry, cool place.
Diatomaceous Earth with label or description use for pool filter or water filter should only be used for pool or water filter. It should not be used for any other purposes.