TV News LIES

Friday, Sep 19th

Last update02:40:06 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...


Crest agrees to stop putting plastic microbeads in your toothpaste

microbeadsToothpaste is supposed to help clean your teeth and get rid of leftover food. But for...

Are Routine Scans Causing Cancer?

ct scans. A recent article in the Journal of American Medical Association noted that “a sizeable proportion...

USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

genetically modified soybeanThe Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are...

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Philip Morris sues UruguayShopping for cigarettes in Uruguay isn't a pleasant experience. Photos of decaying teeth, premature babies and...
 
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!