I have a question that I've been wondering about with DE for quite some time. In gardening one permaculture idea is to foster good microbes and insects which will keep bad microbes and insects in check. In our bodies according to recent accounts, there is more bacterial cell than human cells with many of the bacterial cultures providing vital symbiotic function. I've looked into DE but I've wondered about how it effects the good microbes and critters.
I've been thinking it is analogous to "organic pesticides", some use them and they are definitely better than than other pesticides, but others would say that it still decimates amphibian populations and hurts the good microbes and insects allowing the bad guys to rebound. Can you speak to this analogy of DE to "organic pesticides" and whether it is correct or incorrect? Please educate me; since I'm more bacterial than human I want to look out for my boys. Thank you,