BOSTON -- Insect repellents
containing DEET or picaridin are safe when used properly, and are important for bite protection in children, according to Mercedes E.
The segments covered in the Body Worn Insect Repellent
market are as follows:
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.
CONTACTS: "Comparative Efficacy of Insect Repellents
against Mosquito Bites," http://content.
Natural insect repellents
are usually based on the essential oils of either citronella or specific varieties of eucalyptus.
So, you think you've found some insect repellents
that work better than DEET, NSN 6840-01-284-3982.
I was experimenting with natural insect repellent
products 12 years ago in Ecuador and became aware that I was onto an effective recipe.
When asked if the chemicals in insect repellent
are safe for children, she said moderation is called for.
Yet another alternative is Only Natural Pet Flea and Insect Repellent
Spray, available from the online Only Natural Pet Store.
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.