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Essential Oil Repels Mosquitoes Better than DEET by VibrantGlow Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 7:58pm Picnics at the park, barbecues with friends, hikes through the woods are all what make summer fun. But they are also the times when those pesky mosquitoes come out to bite. In addition to the annoying itch their marks leave behind, the possibility of contacting West Nile virus has spread in recent years. Conventional insect repellents ofte ... Read on »
It's Mosquito season...Go DEET-free by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:05pm So, why should you go DEET -Free??? The answer will startle you... Duke University Medical Center has sponsored numerous studies on the harmful effects of DEET . Below is an excerpt from their most recent study on the long -term exposure of DEET -based products. Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. populatio ... Read on »
Mosquitoes Can Become Desensitized to DEET by Medline Plus Posted Wed 20 Feb 2013 5:00pm Disease-causing bugs ignore repellent's smell several hours after exposure, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Insect Bites and Stings Read on »
DEET-Free Mosquito Repellents That Work by Diane Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 11:30am Summer's not the only thing in full swing right now. If you live anywhere except a desert, you're likely to be plagued by mosquitoes. Most conventional mosquito repellents contain DEET, a chemical that is toxic to a variety of flying and biting insects and has raised questions about its safety for people. The federal Agency for Toxic Sub ... Read on »
Deet Free Mosquito Solutions by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 10:50am A fellow green moms blogger put together this great post about the issues of DEET in our bug repellent and pooled together a variety of  natural solutions, including the one I am currently experimenting with Vanilla extract!! Thanks Diane!! Read on »
The DEET alternative: Natural Mosquito Repellents by eatdancelive Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 4:36pm First off, many of you have been very supportive of the studying/work/exam craziness that has been my life recently. I really appreciate it, so thanks for all your comments and emails over the last little while. To all you faithful blog followers, thanks for being understanding and patient towards my recent scattered posting habits. ... Read on »
Oral and Topical Mosquito Repellents by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:29am I was recently asked, by a favorite target of mosquitoes, about using oral or pill form mosquito repellents.  Great question!  You can see the question posted here. A very well written and informative article titled Mosquitoes and Mosquito Repellents: A Clinician’s Guide is a fantastic resource for most information about “all things mosqui ... Read on »
DEET in Pregnancy by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:31am I ran accross a good question about someone concerned with DEET use in pregnancy.  This is a very good question and a pregnant woman should always be aware of what she is doing and taking, with respect to the health of her baby. By the way, the article was over at BootsnAll Travel Health Forum. DEET is safe for use by pregnant and breast ... Read on »
6 Natural Mosquito Repellents by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:01pm Before you head for the hills or plan your next outdoor BBQ, think twice about using DEET to keep the mosquitoes at bay. DEET has been recently linked to brain damage, and since there are many natural options that are as effective or more effective than DEET there’s no need to take the risk. DEET, or diethyl-meta-toluamide, as its known in c ... Read on »
Deet bug repellent 'toxic worry' by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:23pm BBC NEWS | Health | Deet bug repellent toxic worry Health expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutritionist London says "The issue is not so much whether this particular toxin is dangerous but how it interacts in human body the with the cumulative cocktail of toxins in our modern lifestyles. There's little actual scientific proof that individually the ... Read on »