Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

Natural Alternatives to DEET and Picaridin Mosquito Repellents

DEET is one of the most popular insect repellents in the world. It has been estimated 30% of Americans use it every year and the results of many studies suggest it is safe to use. However, DEET (diethyltoluamide) is a chemical, and many people do not like the idea of placing poisonous chemical compounds onto their skin. There is also some concern that DEET may no be 100% safe for everyone. In 1998, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported 14 to 46 cases of seizure, including 4 deaths, that may have been caused by DEET. After stating, “It […]