DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) is the most commonly found active ingredient used in insect repellants. It can be an effective weapon in the average person’s fight to avoid such deadly conditions as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), malaria, dengue fever, and West Nile Virus. The problem is that DEET can have its own harmful and even sometimes deadly consequences as well.
The truth is that DEET is a very serious chemical. When large amounts of it are ingested by the mouth various symptoms can emerge, including the following:
- Upset stomach
- Low blood pressure
- Low heart rate
- Serious neurological problems such as disorientation, seizures, coma, and even death
Small children are especially susceptible to the effects of this powerful chemical. Certainly if even moderate amounts are ingested into the smaller nervous systems of children, the effects can be traumatic, and if moderate amounts are applied to the skin of a child, they can experience serious side effects that an adult could otherwise handle more easily.
Long and consistent exposures to DEET on the skin have been known to cause redness, swelling, and blistering. It is recommended that special care should be taken when applying bug repellant to children. Adults should also take great care when applying products that contain DEET because even small to moderate amounts of it can cause skin problems. Ideally, a DEET free insect repellant that provides similar protection is advised to protect yourself from the harmful effects of insect bites. One that is strong enough to ward off mosquitos, ticks, and other nasty critters like them, but gentle enough to not cause such side effects.
“Dr. Fedorenko” is the only truly effective way to keep your family DEET free and insect free at the same time. It is the only insect repellant available that is organic, DEET free, and clinically proven to repel tick and mosquito bites for up to four hours. That’s plenty long enough to take the kids on a picnic, walk the dog, and enjoy a whole host of other outdoor activities worry-free. Certified organic and 100% alcohol free, this product is the result of 40 years of research into natural ways of protection against mosquito and insect born diseases. Please contact us today for more information.