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It's Mosquito season...Go DEET-free by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven of the U.S. population uses insect repellants containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests... So, why should you go DEET -Free??? The answer will startle you... Duke University...
Essential Oil Repels Mosquitoes Better than DEET by VibrantGlow Patient Expert effects. One application can last up to six hours. However, unlike DEET, which keeps away mosquitoes.... But they are also the times when those pesky mosquitoes come out to bite. In addition to the annoying itch their marks leave...
Deet Free Mosquito Solutions by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven 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...
DEET-Free Mosquito Repellents That Work by Diane Patient Expert likely to be plagued by mosquitoes. Most conventional mosquito repellents contain DEET, a chemical... Services (HHS) analysed human health consequences from DEET exposure and found that the most problems...
To DEET or not to DEET by Stephanie C. Patient ExpertHealth Maven It's officially summer! And don't the bugs know it. When it comes to repelling insects, DEET has long been the most effective tool. But there is that little problem of DEET being a toxic chemical...
Oral and Topical Mosquito Repellents by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor ) There are a few things that are proven to work, in decreasing mosquito bites: Use DEET as directed and do not..., in decreasing mosquito bites: Use DEET as directed and do not exceed 30-35% concentration for adults and 10...
DEET in Pregnancy by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor , Tropical Medicine, Wilderness | Tagged: adventure doc, DEET in pregnancy, mosquito repellents pregnant... I ran accross a good question about someone concerned with DEET use in pregnancy...
Mosquito Bite Prevention by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor not only against mosquitoes but also flies, chiggers, ticks and fleas. The concentrations of DEET... not only against mosquitoes but also flies, chiggers, ticks and fleas. The concentrations of DEET...
6 Natural Mosquito Repellents by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven to keep the mosquitoes at bay. DEET has been recently linked to brain damage, and since there are many natural options... dangerous effects of DEET while still keeping the mosquitoes at bay? While Mother Nature offers dozens...
Keep Mosquitoes at Bay Naturally by Sean D. Patient Expert mosquito larva. DEET, originally a military creation, was approved for civilian use in  1957... as effective, if not more so, than DEET. {cc photo courtesy of kobiz7  on Flickr} Mosquitoes are drawn...

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Prevention ... to be altered depending on the strain of malaria carried by the mosquitoes in the particular area that you are traveling to. ... » Read on
Prevention ... when possible. Ask your pharmacist for repellents that contain DEET (diethyltoluamide) because these are the most effective. ... » Read on