1. What is DEET and why is it bad for me?
Recent studies have shown that DEET causes brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats so it goes to say that it would be harmful during prolonged use. This is because the substance attacks the region of the brain that is responsible for controlling muscle movement, memory, concentration and learning. The symptoms that occur due to heavy exposure to DEET or its prolonged use in humans include fatigue, tremors, constant headaches, and shortness of breath. It is never safe to use on infants and children since they are the most susceptible to the subtle changes in brain activity that are caused by DEET. Overuse of DEET can have lethal consequences.
2. Is Dr. Fedorenko True Organic Tick & Mosquito Repellent certified organic?
Yes, Dr. Fedorenko True Organic Tick & Mosquito Repellent is a certified organic product. It is the first clinically proven all-natural insect repellent that prevents the transmission of Lyme disease and repels ticks and mosquitoes.
3. Can I use Dr. Fedorenko True Organic Tick & Mosquito Repellent on young children, infants, and women who may be pregnant and/or nursing?
Yes, Dr. Fedorenko True Organic Tick & Mosquito products are 100% DEET-free, alcohol-free, organic certified, and are produced with essential oils. This makes them safe to use on children who are aged three years and up. Women who may be pregnant and/or nursing should consult with their physician prior to use. For children under three, please consult with their pediatrician before using the product on them.
4. Is this product safe for pets?
It is extremely safe for pets, and the essential oils will also help keep them smelling fresh and clean! We recommend working the product directly onto the animal’s skin and under the fur.