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I spread diatomaceous earth on the floor to rid my apt of bedbugs. Could I get lung cancer? 

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In brief: Unlikely.

Diatomaceous earth is unrelated to asbestos.

In brief: Unlikely.

Diatomaceous earth is unrelated to asbestos.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: I think your risk of

Slipping and breaking a hip or leg are a lot higher than diatoms being the source of lung cancer development.
It would be easier to move, buy a new matress, than worrying about bed bugs and cancer.

In brief: I think your risk of

Slipping and breaking a hip or leg are a lot higher than diatoms being the source of lung cancer development.
It would be easier to move, buy a new matress, than worrying about bed bugs and cancer.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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