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DEET

or

N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide,

C12H17ON, nearly odorless, colorless to clear yellow oily liquid that boils at 111°C;. DEET was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946 for use as an insect repellentinsect repellent,
substance applied to the skin in order to provide protection against biting insects, primarily mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, fleas, and certain flies. The most effective such substance is DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), which blocks insect odor receptors for
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 and is now a common ingredient in many commercial insect repellents. Extensive testing has shown that products containing DEET provide the best protection against mosquito bites and black-legged, or deer, ticks. It is also known as diethyltoluamide.

DEET

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In fact, safety concerns are so minimal that the Environmental Protection Agency removed labels indicating caution in children, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of DEET for preventing insect bites in children older than age 2 months, and in pregnant and lactating women.
In the Consumer Reports testing program, IR3535 products, which we recommended in our article, did not perform well, nor did repellents that contained only 7% DEET or less than 20% picaridin.
After discovering that certain nerve cells respond to DEET and other repellents, scientists looked for the receptors responsible for this reaction.
In humans, DEET is generally absorbed by the skin and mainly excreted in the urine (Selim, Hartnagel, Osimitz, Gabriel, & Schoenig, 1995; Smallwood, DeBord, & Lowry, 1992); it has been confirmed that DEET in the human body is metabolized via liver oxidase from an in vitro study (Abu-Qare & Abou-Donia, 2008).
When the scientists silenced these Ir40a neurons, the flies grew impervious to DEET.
albopictus to human host odor in the olfactometer, in the rates of landing by female mosquitoes on skin, and in the repellency of DEET.
Nepetalactone, the essential oil that gives catnip its distinct smell, is more effective than DEET at repelling mosquitoes, according to laboratory research conducted by Chris Peterson, an entomologist with the U.
Advanced Odomos cream (12% N, N-diethyl-benzamide) and DEET cream (12% N, N-diethyl-3-methyl benzamide) supplied by M/s.
In general, the higher the percentage of DEET in the repellent, the longer it lasts without re-applying.
Later due to efforts of district Nazim Mianwali, Haji Ubaid Ullah Shadi Khel and other dignitaries of the area, both the parties had reconciled and Deet was paid in this connection.
Touching a lure after applying DEET renders it repulsive for well over an hour.
Although deet is regarded as safe, registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, and has been in use over 5 decades, there have been incidences of serious adverse effects associated with the use of deet products, especially in infants and young children, (2) its chemical properties are damaging to some synthetic material and plastics, (3) and deet experienced a major public relations hit in the mid 1990s as it was suspected to have contributed to the so-called "Gulf War Syndrome.