Collembola/Springtails
uncle sam

Denver, CO

#127 Feb 3, 2013
All Diatomaceous earth has silica dust in it. Silica dust is an extreme health hazard. It is essentially ground up glass and when you put it on your skin it gets stuck in your pores and messes up your natural detox function. It also causes grave resperatory illness. There is no way that if you are putting it on your skin or around the house that you are not breathing it. It has only been given as advice here by clueless people who don't read and don't understand it.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/resp//risks...

Silica

Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is the most common mineral on earth. Inhaling dusts that contain crystalline forms of silica can cause a fibrosing interstitial lung disease called silicosis. Silicosis usually takes at least 10 years after exposure to develop. However, it can develop more quickly, especially after large exposures. Quartz is a common type of crystalline silica and is a large component of many types of rock. Inhalation exposure can occur in many kinds of work, including tunneling, quarrying, mining, construction, roadway repair and demolition, sandblasting or any type of work that breaks up quartz-containing rock. Cristobalite exposure can occur in foundry work as a result of heating amorphous silica. In addition to causing silicosis, crystalline silica exposure has been associated with pulmonary function impairment and COPD. Silica has also been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known human carcinogen. Crystalline silica is thought to damage lung tissue in large part as a result of oxidant mechanisms, with freshly fractured crystalline silica is being more potent than aged materials. Silica-induced diseases can be prevented by reducing exposures. It is encouraging that deaths from silicosis have fallen from more than 1060 in 1968 to less than 170 in 2005.

http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php...

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#128 Feb 3, 2013
uncle sam wrote:
All Diatomaceous earth has silica dust in it. Silica dust is an extreme health hazard. It is essentially ground up glass and when you put it on your skin it gets stuck in your pores and messes up your natural detox function. It also causes grave resperatory illness. There is no way that if you are putting it on your skin or around the house that you are not breathing it. It has only been given as advice here by clueless people who don't read and don't understand it.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/resp//risks...

Silica

Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is the most common mineral on earth. Inhaling dusts that contain crystalline forms of silica can cause a fibrosing interstitial lung disease called silicosis. Silicosis usually takes at least 10 years after exposure to develop. However, it can develop more quickly, especially after large exposures. Quartz is a common type of crystalline silica and is a large component of many types of rock. Inhalation exposure can occur in many kinds of work, including tunneling, quarrying, mining, construction, roadway repair and demolition, sandblasting or any type of work that breaks up quartz-containing rock. Cristobalite exposure can occur in foundry work as a result of heating amorphous silica. In addition to causing silicosis, crystalline silica exposure has been associated with pulmonary function impairment and COPD. Silica has also been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known human carcinogen. Crystalline silica is thought to damage lung tissue in large part as a result of oxidant mechanisms, with freshly fractured crystalline silica is being more potent than aged materials. Silica-induced diseases can be prevented by reducing exposures. It is encouraging that deaths from silicosis have fallen from more than 1060 in 1968 to less than 170 in 2005.

http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php...
This treatment is not a chemical, so it does not break down or become less effective over time. You only need to reapply it when the weather washes away or blows away the diatomaceous earth. During spring and summer, when heavy rainstorms occur frequently and bugs are active, it's a good idea to treat your yard once a month or once every two months for maximum effectiveness.

This natural insect killer can be sown by hand, or applied using a spreader. To save time, you can mix DE with fertilizer or seed and do a single application over a broad area.

DE is pet safe and will not harm family members with weak immune systems or chemical sensitivity. It's a powerful non-toxic alternative to pesticides.

This product is safe for your pets and your family.

The Environmental Health Coalition refers to Diatomaceous Earth as a safe home product on their fact sheet about safe household cleaners and indoor pest control.
Professor Stuart B. Hill at McGill University in Canada describes Diatomaceous Earth as non-toxic, and feeling like talc when you touch it. He says that if you are going to apply large quantities, you should wear a face mask to avoid inhaling it. However, he mentions that inhaling common road dust is probably more harmful that inhaling Diatomaceous Earth.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#129 Feb 3, 2013
Lost wrote:
I am so upset. Our furnace broke down again. Third time in two weeks. It was loaded with DE. Now I can't use the DE anymore. My husband spent the money and got a new furnace installed yesterday with a uv light to kill anything under .3 microns. He won't let me spray the transport or IGR with the new furnace. Thinks the uv light will kill the bugs. I'm so upset. I know it won't work. What am I going to do.?
If you used a hepa filter the DE could not plug up your furnace. Maybe taping up the cold air return vents with a cheese cloth would help.

The one thing I have said many times is to get the duster and lay down the DE in a fine coating. It don't take much to get the job done.

Good luck

This treatment is not a chemical, so it does not break down or become less effective over time. You only need to reapply it when the weather washes away or blows away the diatomaceous earth. During spring and summer, when heavy rainstorms occur frequently and bugs are active, it's a good idea to treat your yard once a month or once every two months for maximum effectiveness.

This natural insect killer can be sown by hand, or applied using a spreader. To save time, you can mix DE with fertilizer or seed and do a single application over a broad area.

DE is pet safe and will not harm family members with weak immune systems or chemical sensitivity. It's a powerful non-toxic alternative to pesticides.

This product is safe for your pets and your family.

The Environmental Health Coalition refers to Diatomaceous Earth as a safe home product on their fact sheet about safe household cleaners and indoor pest control.
Professor Stuart B. Hill at McGill University in Canada describes Diatomaceous Earth as non-toxic, and feeling like talc when you touch it. He says that if you are going to apply large quantities, you should wear a face mask to avoid inhaling it. However, he mentions that inhaling common road dust is probably more harmful that inhaling Diatomaceous Earth.
Shelly

United States

#130 Feb 3, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
Shelly I just read about your baby girl. I hope she's ok! My heart goes out to you. It's been going on for a long time. God willing its not what you think. Keeps up posted on how she's doing. It's one thing when it's us, but our kids takes us to the next level. Makes you want to set a match to everything.
Thank you, Needpeace! It truly has been the hardest part of all of this... She has just turned 9 months old when the nightmare began... So many medical scares throughout this ordeal with her... She's getting a bit better.... Her labs are normal again... Now we just need to try and let her be a child and stop living in fear of bugs, I suppose. Thank you for your sweet words...:)
Shelly

United States

#131 Feb 3, 2013
Lost wrote:
I am so upset. Our furnace broke down again. Third time in two weeks. It was loaded with DE. Now I can't use the DE anymore. My husband spent the money and got a new furnace installed yesterday with a uv light to kill anything under .3 microns. He won't let me spray the transport or IGR with the new furnace. Thinks the uv light will kill the bugs. I'm so upset. I know it won't work. What am I going to do.?
Oh no!:( Do you think he would notice if you did spray? It smells pretty strong, but if you did just the cracks and crevices and baseboards and windowsills, and left all day for work, it shouldn't be too noticeable by the end of the day, I would think... Maybe just cracks and crevices and if he notices and says something (and the furnace is still magically working), he won't mind the spraying..?? Or just smack him and remind him who the boss really is?? Hehe Wish I knew how to help...:(
Shelly

United States

#132 Feb 3, 2013
Aurore wrote:
I sprayed Transport Saturday for cracks and crevices and today sprayed Onslaught and Martins IGR on carpets and such. Praying this will do a good knockdown. So over all this!<quoted text>
Hey lady!! Any luck?!?:)
Lost

Bloomingdale, IL

#133 Feb 3, 2013
uncle sam wrote:
All Diatomaceous earth has silica dust in it. Silica dust is an extreme health hazard. It is essentially ground up glass and when you put it on your skin it gets stuck in your pores and messes up your natural detox function. It also causes grave resperatory illness. There is no way that if you are putting it on your skin or around the house that you are not breathing it. It has only been given as advice here by clueless people who don't read and don't understand it.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/resp//risks...
Silica
Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is the most common mineral on earth. Inhaling dusts that contain crystalline forms of silica can cause a fibrosing interstitial lung disease called silicosis. Silicosis usually takes at least 10 years after exposure to develop. However, it can develop more quickly, especially after large exposures. Quartz is a common type of crystalline silica and is a large component of many types of rock. Inhalation exposure can occur in many kinds of work, including tunneling, quarrying, mining, construction, roadway repair and demolition, sandblasting or any type of work that breaks up quartz-containing rock. Cristobalite exposure can occur in foundry work as a result of heating amorphous silica. In addition to causing silicosis, crystalline silica exposure has been associated with pulmonary function impairment and COPD. Silica has also been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known human carcinogen. Crystalline silica is thought to damage lung tissue in large part as a result of oxidant mechanisms, with freshly fractured crystalline silica is being more potent than aged materials. Silica-induced diseases can be prevented by reducing exposures. It is encouraging that deaths from silicosis have fallen from more than 1060 in 1968 to less than 170 in 2005.
http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php...
What about all the people that digest the DE? They say it works wonders in curing ailments including fungus
Lost

Bloomingdale, IL

#134 Feb 3, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
This treatment is not a chemical, so it does not break down or become less effective over time. You only need to reapply it when the weather washes away or blows away the diatomaceous earth. During spring and summer, when heavy rainstorms occur frequently and bugs are active, it's a good idea to treat your yard once a month or once every two months for maximum effectiveness.
This natural insect killer can be sown by hand, or applied using a spreader. To save time, you can mix DE with fertilizer or seed and do a single application over a broad area.
DE is pet safe and will not harm family members with weak immune systems or chemical sensitivity. It's a powerful non-toxic alternative to pesticides.
This product is safe for your pets and your family.
The Environmental Health Coalition refers to Diatomaceous Earth as a safe home product on their fact sheet about safe household cleaners and indoor pest control.
Professor Stuart B. Hill at McGill University in Canada describes Diatomaceous Earth as non-toxic, and feeling like talc when you touch it. He says that if you are going to apply large quantities, you should wear a face mask to avoid inhaling it. However, he mentions that inhaling common road dust is probably more harmful that inhaling Diatomaceous Earth.
Thank you. I feel much better now. I was using it on my dogs coat and taking a tablespoon every morning. The Dr knew and she was fine with it too
Lost

Bloomingdale, IL

#135 Feb 3, 2013
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh no!:( Do you think he would notice if you did spray? It smells pretty strong, but if you did just the cracks and crevices and baseboards and windowsills, and left all day for work, it shouldn't be too noticeable by the end of the day, I would think... Maybe just cracks and crevices and if he notices and says something (and the furnace is still magically working), he won't mind the spraying..?? Or just smack him and remind him who the boss really is?? Hehe Wish I knew how to help...:(
We agreed I could use the menthol crystals still so I'm doing that every day for a few hours. It does make a difference. The Dr gave me this pesticide from china that is used to clean fruits and vegetables. I've been spraying the house almost every day when hubby isn't home. It does make a difference with mold spores. Will have to work on him for the transport and IGR.

Glad to hear your daughters is better. Hate to see her suffer too. Keep us posted Shelly.
Lost

Bloomingdale, IL

#136 Feb 3, 2013
Still see no bugs. Looked at a bunch of samples today but all looked like fibers and debris. Including the nests in my hair. This is so confusing. The fungus spores float in the air and land on everything. Maybe a collembola fungus without the actual bug ? Get the itches and skin pricks. Woke up with two more bites/ skin eruptions today. So tired of this.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#137 Feb 3, 2013
uncle sam wrote:
All Diatomaceous earth has silica dust in it. Silica dust is an extreme health hazard. It is essentially ground up glass and when you put it on your skin it gets stuck in your pores and messes up your natural detox function. It also causes grave resperatory illness. There is no way that if you are putting it on your skin or around the house that you are not breathing it. It has only been given as advice here by clueless people who don't read and don't understand it.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/resp//risks...

Silica

Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is the most common mineral on earth. Inhaling dusts that contain crystalline forms of silica can cause a fibrosing interstitial lung disease called silicosis. Silicosis usually takes at least 10 years after exposure to develop. However, it can develop more quickly, especially after large exposures. Quartz is a common type of crystalline silica and is a large component of many types of rock. Inhalation exposure can occur in many kinds of work, including tunneling, quarrying, mining, construction, roadway repair and demolition, sandblasting or any type of work that breaks up quartz-containing rock. Cristobalite exposure can occur in foundry work as a result of heating amorphous silica. In addition to causing silicosis, crystalline silica exposure has been associated with pulmonary function impairment and COPD. Silica has also been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a known human carcinogen. Crystalline silica is thought to damage lung tissue in large part as a result of oxidant mechanisms, with freshly fractured crystalline silica is being more potent than aged materials. Silica-induced diseases can be prevented by reducing exposures. It is encouraging that deaths from silicosis have fallen from more than 1060 in 1968 to less than 170 in 2005.

http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php...
Hey everyone pay attention to these sulfur soap sales people they have really been attacking me on these threads. They are trying to discredit all things that they don't sell.

I Tried it all and now one year later i'm cured. And sulfur sales boy your products didn't help at all.

I beat them with a Doctor who gave me

1) Stromectol 5 5mg tablets once every seven days.

2) Lindane lotion 4 or 5 treatments

3) Diatom Earth lightly dusted on everything. And in bed with ya.

No only a real jerk would attack someone on these threads for sharing there battle with others in order to help just so they can make a buck on others pain and suffering.
uncle sam

Denver, CO

#138 Feb 4, 2013
Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
What about all the people that digest the DE? They say it works wonders in curing ailments including fungus
What about the women who have had breast implants that leak and have to have emergency surgery so that they can limit the amount of silica that gets in the tissue. Silica migrates through the tissue slowly and cause all kinds of medical problems. Eating DE is one of the most uniformed dumbest things a person can do. Of course people selling this pile of dirt will tell you anything.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#139 Feb 4, 2013
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you, Needpeace! It truly has been the hardest part of all of this... She has just turned 9 months old when the nightmare began... So many medical scares throughout this ordeal with her... She's getting a bit better.... Her labs are normal again... Now we just need to try and let her be a child and stop living in fear of bugs, I suppose. Thank you for your sweet words...:)
I'm glad she's getting better poor pumpkin dealing with this. I hope this is all behind her, and she can enjoy spending time with mama. How are you holding up?

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#140 Feb 4, 2013
uncle sam wrote:
<quoted text>What about the women who have had breast implants that leak and have to have emergency surgery so that they can limit the amount of silica that gets in the tissue. Silica migrates through the tissue slowly and cause all kinds of medical problems. Eating DE is one of the most uniformed dumbest things a person can do. Of course people selling this pile of dirt will tell you anything.
Hey everyone pay attention to these sulfur soap sales people (uncle sam) they have really been attacking me on these threads. They are trying to discredit all things that they don't sell.

I Tried it all and now one year later i'm cured. And sulfur sales boy your products didn't help at all.

I beat them with a Doctor who gave me

1) Stromectol 5 5mg tablets once every seven days.

2) Lindane lotion 4 or 5 treatments

3) Diatom Earth lightly dusted on everything. And in bed with ya.

No only a real jerk would attack someone on these threads for sharing there battle with others in order to help just so they can make a buck on others pain and suffering.
Shelly

United States

#141 Feb 4, 2013
Needpeace34 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad she's getting better poor pumpkin dealing with this. I hope this is all behind her, and she can enjoy spending time with mama. How are you holding up?
I hope so, too... I'm a mess... The vet said there's really nothing more she can do for my cat... If he doesn't start eating by tomorrow, I'm going to have to have him put down. Kills me... Poor baby is only 5 years old.:(

How are you doing, lady? I hope things are getting better for you...
Shelly

United States

#142 Feb 4, 2013
misery_in_au wrote:
Three possible solutions:
1. Spray the stuff and don't tell him.
2. Get a divorce.
3. How big is the furnace?
Hey MIA! Have you tried or read anything about spraying original Listerine on your scalp? I've tried it the last two days, and it does seem to be helping a bit... I read that it kills, lice, fungus, and bacteria... Not sticky at all if you use the original...

Are you still having success with the 96% alcohol?
Aurore

Acworth, GA

#143 Feb 4, 2013
It seems a bit quiter but the onslaught got them stired a bit. I'm not to bothtered but my mother is getting eaten up! I will respray next week and hope for a better result. I am moving soon-oh how I wish I could leave the critters behind...
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey lady!! Any luck?!?:)
Shelly

United States

#144 Feb 5, 2013
Aurore wrote:
It seems a bit quiter but the onslaught got them stired a bit. I'm not to bothtered but my mother is getting eaten up! I will respray next week and hope for a better result. I am moving soon-oh how I wish I could leave the critters behind...<quoted text>
Oh no!!:( I'm so sorry you're going through this... We tried leaving ours behind, too, but it didn't work... Even after tossing everything. I hope you have better luck... We were relying on a pest control guy at the time.., hopefully since you are spraying the chemical yourself, you can get a handle on them.... Praying for you, lady...
uncle sam

Denver, CO

#145 Feb 5, 2013
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh no!!:( I'm so sorry you're going through this... We tried leaving ours behind, too, but it didn't work... Even after tossing everything. I hope you have better luck... We were relying on a pest control guy at the time.., hopefully since you are spraying the chemical yourself, you can get a handle on them.... Praying for you, lady...
What you have is not around you it is inside you. It's everywhere that you are. For a word file explaining how to rid yourself of the infection then message me at Lotus Fan and supply your email and I will send you the file.
I am not selling anything of any kind.
misery_in_au

Sydney, Australia

#146 Feb 5, 2013
Shelly wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey MIA! Have you tried or read anything about spraying original Listerine on your scalp? I've tried it the last two days, and it does seem to be helping a bit... I read that it kills, lice, fungus, and bacteria... Not sticky at all if you use the original...
Are you still having success with the 96% alcohol?
Yes I've heard about Listerine original and tried it. Stings but not much diff. Could be the viscosity, lack of adherence. The 96% alcohol is a godsend as it dries and disinfects - just have to keep re-applying. Using that in conjunction with perm cream ATM. Sorry to hear of your cats predicament- praying for him or her. This disease is a b!tch. Fack those little devils.

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