She encourages people to read labels, noting that the EPA is encouraging the use of "repellency awareness" labels on insect repellents
to inform the consumer whether it prevents against mosquitoes and/or ticks, and for how long.
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Avon's Skin So Soft is famed for being such a great insect repellent
that Marines at Faslane Naval Base in Scotland are said to have slapped it on to keep midges away.
Saltidin insect repellents
are currently available throughout the world in various forms, including sprays, wipes and sticks, and come in concentrations ranging from 5 25 percent.
A new graphic that will be available to appear on insect repellent
product labels has been unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.
Recently, Agricultural Research Service scientists in Beltsville, Maryland, showed that insect repellents
also affect the mosquito's sense-of-taste (gustatory) receptors.
Today, we're all the prouder that IR3535 is one of the two insect repellent
active substances, which out of the top three most effective substances have made it to the positive list.
Christina Hantsch, MD, toxicologist at Loyola added that common insect repellent
products contain up to 30% DEET for maximum protection, and products with DEET provide longer duration protection as the concentration of DEET increases.
Previously, when they took their young grandson on holiday, they had to use traditional chemical insect repellents
such as deet-based products.
USING insect repellents
in early pregnancy could put unborn boys at risk of a birth defect, research suggests.
can help reduce exposure to mosquito bites that may carry viruses such as West Nile virus that can cause serious illness.
Commercially available insect repellents
can be divided into two categories: synthetic chemicals and plant-derived essential oils.
Oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is derived from eucalyptus leaves and is the only plant-based active ingredient for insect repellents
approved by the CDC, is available in several different forms, including Repel Lemon Eucalyptus, OFF
are largely made up of chemicals in the form of sprays or repellent smoke.