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Yarrow herb is stronger than DEET at repelling mosquitos and ticks, and it's completely non-toxic

6/6/2015 - We're approaching summer bug season in many parts of the northern hemisphere, which in addition to sun and fun means lots of smelly insect repellant wafting through the air. The standard chemical ingredient in many conventional bug sprays is DEET, a neurotoxic chemical that, although it seems to work...

Illusion of choice: many commercial bug repellents contain a dangerous Vietnam war chemical

6/1/2014 8:27:39 PM - Originally formulated for the US Army, this chemical is now used in one-third of American households and was used during the Vietnam War alongside the now banned chemicals Agent Orange and DDT. The chemical, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, or DEET, was used as a bug deterrent for soldiers serving in the...

Summer pests wrecking havoc on outdoor fun? Defend against the little scoundrels with these natural tips

7/3/2013 - With summer in full swing and open-air activities beckoning, don't sacrifice health and well-being for toxic insect repellents. Instead, whip up a painless recipe or two that keep disease-carrying pests at bay. Pleasant, natural and effective, staying safe and comfortable throughout the season has never...

Mosquitoes now developing resistance to DEET bug spray chemical

3/6/2013 - Millions of Americans spray it on their bodies in the summertime to avoid getting mosquito bites, but the popular insect repellant chemical DEET appears to be going the way of antibiotics in losing its efficacy over time. A recent study published in the journal PLoS One reveals that mosquitoes are becoming...

CDC caught in West Nile virus fear mongering campaign; mass chemical spraying WORSE than mosquitoes

9/1/2012 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently engaged in a massive fear mongering campaign that would have everyone in America believe that the so-called West Nile virus (WNv) is spreading uncontrollably like wildfire. Though the CDC admits that only a miniscule percentage of...

DEET chemical now being found in municipal water supplies

11/19/2010 - The Minnesota Department of Health is conducting an investigation into the popular insect repellant N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET), in response to concerns over its prevalence in groundwater, rivers and lakes that serve as drinking water sources. DEET has also been detected downstream of wastewater...

Deet Finally Exposed as Neurotoxic

7/5/2010 - New research shows that the insect-repelling chemical deet actually functions in the same way as deadly nerve gases and dangerous pesticides, by attacking the nervous systems of both insects and mammals. "These findings question the safety of deet, particularly in combination with other chemicals,"...

Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells

9/6/2009 - If you insist on using chemical laden insect repellents containing DEET, you may be getting more than you bargained for -- including damage to your central nervous system. In fact, scientists writing in the open access journal BMC Biology don't just say that more studies should be done to confirm DEET's...

Chemical Mosquito Repellant DEET Causes Neurological Damage, Gets Absorbed Through The Skin

8/6/2004 - All over the country, people are purchasing insect repellent products made with DEET. They are spraying them on their skin, soaking their clothes in the chemicals, and even eating foods after they have spread lotions containing DEET on their bodies with their bare hands. There's little doubt that DEET...

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