insect repellent


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insect repellent

A commercial preparation effective in repelling insects. Many insect repellents contain diethyltoluamide, an effective agent popularly known as DEET.

CAUTION!

When applying insect repellent, do not allow it to contact the eyes.
See also: repellent
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BOSTON -- Insect repellents containing DEET or picaridin are safe when used properly, and are important for bite protection in children, according to Mercedes E.
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If you suspect that you or your children are reacting to an insect repellent, discontinue use, wash treated skin, and then call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
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So, you think you've found some insect repellents that work better than DEET, NSN 6840-01-284-3982.
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When asked if the chemicals in insect repellent are safe for children, she said moderation is called for.
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The extract is an ingredient of perfumes and also an insect repellent in products already on the market.
For decades, parents have used the insect repellent DEET (N,N-diethyl-metatoluamide), but questions remain regarding adverse effects, including seizures, particularly when used in children.
Buzz Off uses a manmade form of a natural insect repellent found in the chrysanthemum plant and is bonded directly into the garment creating an invisible and odorless barrier around the wearer.