Very scary Beth, Thanks for the warning.
On 07-01, Beth wrote: > I don't want to start a barrage of OT emails with this post. Just a > quick warnng to be careful > I tried the food grade diatomaceous earth this weekend to try to stop > the fleas. I have all hardwood floors - really old ones, with lots of > crevices for the flea eggs to hide in. > I wore a good sanding mask which blocks small particles. I opened the > windows (as many as I could without danger of the cats getting out). > I sprinkled it in the product on the floors using a sieve. I gently > swept it into the cracks in the floor in my bedroom & hallway. If did > not create any visible dust clouds, etc. > I went outside, took the mask off & sat for a bit. > When I went back inside I could not breath. My mouth immediately became > parched & my throat started closing. > I grabbed some water & went back outside. > I spent the rest of the day with the mask back on washing the floors > trying to get rid of the stuff. > Please be careful. I am a very active, relatively young person. I > don't have breathing issues. This was quite scary. > In addition to the breathing issues, some of it got on my skin & it > just burned. > Again, yes, this was the food grade kind. > I know people on this list use it & have no problems. That's great. But > if you have not tried it, please be careful if you do. Try it in a very > small area, first. > I guess I will go back to vacuuming & flea combing. > I may use the rest in the yard since most of the problem seems to be my > dog bringing them in from outside. > Beth _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org