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RED LAKE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

A Natural Blend of Diatomaceous Earth & Montmorillonite

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Is Red Lake Earth Food Grade?

Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth products meet both food grade and feed grade specifications.

 

What does this mean?

 

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth meets Food Chemical Codex Grade specifications and can be used as a filtering aid or processing aid in food, but cannot be in the end product for human consumption.

 

Currently Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth is registered only as a feed additive for the purpose of an anti-caking agent or pelleting aid in feed, not to exceed 2% an animal’s total diet.

 

Learn more about the term Food Chemical Codex Grade.

 

Where Does Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth Come From?

Red Lake Earth comes from a fresh water deposit of diatomaceous earth found near Kamloops, British Columbia.

 

This deposit of Diatomaceous Earth is very unique in that it is naturally enhanced with Calcium Montmorillonite (also known as Calcium Bentonite).

 

Learn more about the differences between diatomaceous earth deposits.

 

 

What is the Difference Between Food Grade and Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth?

The difference between pool grade and food grade diatomaceous earth is a result of the way in which the natural diatomaceous earth has been treated.

 

Pool grade diatomaceous earth is only meant for use as a filtration aid. It has been treated at a very high temperature (this is referred to as calcined) and contains a very high percentage of crystalline silica.

 

Food Chemical Codex Grade diatomaceous earth, on the other hand, is treated at a much lower temperature (non-calcined) and contains a very low percentage of crystalline silica (Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth contains less than 1% crystalline silica). Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth must also meet strict specifications in regards to heavy metal content.

 

Learn more about food grade, feed grade and pool grade diatomaceous earth.

 

Is Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth Safe for All Animals?

Red Lake Diatomaceous Earth is completely safe to be used with all types of animals. Please note, this does not include reptiles or amphibians.

 

Can I Use Red Lake Earth as a Natural Insecticide?

Our diatomaceous earth has recently been registered in both Canada and the US as a natural insecticide.

 

Diatomaceous Earth has proven to be effective against various household and garden pests including:

 

Ants, Bedbugs, Silverfish, Flour Beetles, Fleas, Cockroaches, Slugs, Earwigs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Carpet Beetles, Spiders, Crickets, Colorado Potato Beetles and Caterpillars.

 

Learn more about diatomaceous earth as a natural insecticide and how to apply the product for this purpose.

 

Where Can I Purchase Red Lake Earth Diatomaceous Earth?

Red Lake Earth is available at the better feed and agricultural supply stores throughout the United States and Canada.

 

If your local feed store does not carry RLE please ask them to bring it in for you.

 

For a list of distributors in the United States click here.

If you are unable to locate a distributor in your area please contact us and we would be pleased to assist you.

 

For distributors outside of the US, please contact us using the form below and we will be happy to help you find a distributor in your area.

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Agricultural Products - Livestock, Animal Feed

There are currently no diatomaceous earth products registered with the FDA  or CFIA for human consumption. While there exist many websites that promote diatomaceous earth for this purpose, it is important to note that the statements on these websites have not been authorized by the FDA or CFIA. No scientific testing has been conducted in order to ensure these benefits or the long term effects of using diatomaceous earth in this way. It is advised that you conduct your own research on the benefits of diatomaceous earth in order to make an informed personal decision. Choosing to use the product for uses other than what it is registered for is done solely at the risk of the end-user. We do not advise that Red Lake Earth products be used for any purpose other than what they are registered for and what is indicated on the packaging.

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