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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As per the latest report published by QYResearch Group, the global mosquito repellent products market is expected to witness intensified growth during the forecast period.
Salespersons at corner shops and drug stores said the demand for mosquito repellents surged in the past fortnight in the face of Aedes mosquito-borne dengue outbreak and shortage of hospital beds in Dhaka city to accommodate the patients.
based Snell Scientifics, LLC ("Snell") in Meansville, Georgia to conduct a study on the new mosquito repellent formula and the results of the study showed that it repelled between 82% to 95% of mosquitos for six (6) hours after application.
Given that the toxicity tests of the plants also confirm their safety in administration, they suggested that crude drugs such as ointments and oils could be prepared from these plants for topical application as mosquito repellents.
TRIG is formulated as a petroleum jelly, a formulation which is normally used in cosmetics for long time and therefore likely to be accepted by many communities, as it will serve as both a cosmetic as well as a mosquito repellent.
That comment came in an announcement that the agency had modified its Medicaid rules to make it easier for poor women who are pregnant or between the ages of 10 and 45 to obtain mosquito repellent by nixing a requirement that they get a prescription from their doctor.
Sahrish Rehan, Category Head for Air conditioners, Dawlance, said Health Zone Plus ACs' mosquito repellent technology ensures a peaceful night's sleep for people so that in turn they can manage their active lifestyle." The series of refrigerators' state-of-the-art features are unique and designed to complement a healthy lifestyle.
Case reports have shown that the DEET which is an effective mosquito repellent is associated with seizure in young children (5-6) and most of the DEET's toxic effects in humans is due to ingestion of the chemical which may lead to hypotension, seizures and coma within as little as 1 hour.
According to the study's authors, "Lantana emits very large amounts of volatile organic compounds from the leaves including [alpha]-pinene that is a known natural mosquito repellent. The [alpha]-pinene emission from live lantana is almost an order of magnitude greater than that emitted from live eucalyptus, and warrants further study as it may explain the ability of undamaged lantana to repel mosquitoes (as opposed to most plants that require some mechanical damage to promote release of repellent 'green leaf volatiles')."
Mospel - a mosquito repellent lotion by Abbot - has been declared a Superbrand by the Superbrands Council of Pakistan.
ThermaCELL handheld appliances dispense a mosquito repellent called allethrin via a small metal hot plate that is heated with disposable butane cartridges.
Title of the article: Estimating a mosquito repellent's potential to reduce malaria in India published in JVBD Vol.