TWO business people from North Wales who launched an insect repellent
made from essential oils have scooped a double award at a top event for inventors.
Of the 38 percent of Americans who use insect repellents
, 22 percent use products containing the neurotoxin DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) the active ingredient of OFF
Apply an insect repellent
containing 10 percent to 30 percent (recommended for children) to 50 percent DEET.
The idea behind insect repellents
is to confuse them so they can't find their victims.
, primarily N,N-diethyl-metatoluamide (DEET), are used to prevent nuisance bites from mosquitoes (as well as ticks, biting flies, and mites) and may aid in lowering disease transmission from these pests.
The active ingredient in most insect repellents
is diethyltoluamide (die-EH-thil-tuh-LOO-ah-mide), commonly known as DEET While considered the most effective repellent, DEET may cause irritation or rashes on sensitive skin.
Thus began my investigation into insect repellents
Today's consumer has several insect repellents
from which to choose.
And with the risk of West Nile virus and other diseases, using personal or area insect repellents
provides critical protection from insect bites.
DEET -based insect repellents
, such as Unscented Backwoods Cutter and Cutter All Family insect repellents
, are recommended for those who plan to spend longer periods of time outdoors in more heavily infested conditions.
It is comprised of an effective amount of one or more film forming methyl vinyl ethermaleic acid monobutyl or monoethyl ester copolymers comprising neutralind carboxylic acid groups; an effective amount of one or more insect repellents
selected from the group consisting of sec-butyl 2-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperidine-1-carboxylate, ethyl N-butyl-N- acetyl-3-aminopropionate, N, N-diethyl-meta-toluarn ide, p-menthane-3,8-diol, and mixtures thereof; an effective amount of one or more water miscible organic solvents selected from the group consisting of ethanol, 1-propanol, isopropanol and mixtures thereof; and water.
Their mothers were asked a series of questions, including whether they had been exposed to insect repellents
and biocide chemicals, such as pesticides or weedkillers.