TV News LIES

Thursday, Apr 02nd

Last update01:29:44 AM GMT

You are here News Health Four mosquito repellent ingredients effective and safe

Four mosquito repellent ingredients effective and safe

E-mail Print PDF

mosquitoOfficials at the Environmental Working Group say four compounds are most effective at warding off mosquitoes without risking a person's health.

"While consumers are aware that bug bites may affect their health, many people are also concerned about the possible drawbacks of common repellents such as DEET," David Andrews, senior scientist at EWG, said in a statement. "It is hard to find objective scientific evaluations of the many different repellents on the market."

Andrews said the researchers at the EWG found picaridin, IR3535, DEET and oil of lemon eucalyptus, or its synthetic derivative PMD, were the most effective and safest, CBS News reported

Different bug repellents might be better than the others depending on the situation, but these four ingredients provided both the longest protection with the fewest health concerns.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New Report Debunks 'Myth' That GMOs are Key to Feeding the World

GMO reportThe biotechnology industry "myth" that feeding billions of people necessitates genetically engineered agriculture has been debunked...

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Doctors with cancerDan Swangard knows what death looks like.As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals,...

Experimental cancer drug shrinks tumors by half: study

new cancer drugResearchers were able to shrink tumors in mice 30 to 50% with an experimental anti-cancer drug.And...

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

onion garlic cureA 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!