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.
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.