Animal studies using large doses have shown that DEET
is not a specific neurotoxin, and while there have been case reports of central nervous system toxicity in humans, there is no link to DEET
dose or mechanistic pathway.
Deep Woods VIII, which contains 25% DEET
, kept Aedes mosquitoes from biting for approximately 8 hours.
We know that DEET
deters blood feeding by interactions with olfactory receptor cells," Dickens says.
To assess the adverse effects, an understanding of the metabolism of DEET
in the human body is crucial; thus, a number of previous studies have identified DEET
has been around for more than 60 years without scientists knowing how insects detect the molecule.
99 for 100ml, from most pharmacies This travel-sized spray for bite prevention claims to be stronger and safer than DEET
formulas and is effective against all 3,500 different species of the world's mosquito.
Thirty min before a test began, the forearm of a test subject (RDX) was treated with 1 mL of 25% DEET
and put together this report on natural alternatives to DEET
Children six months to two years old should use repellent with up to 10 per cent of DEET
once per day, children two to 12 years old should use repellent with up to 10 per cent of DEET
no more than three times a day.
Repellents that are currently available are either synthetic chemicals, such as DEET
(N,N-diethyl-3-methyl benzamide, previously called N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), or plant derived chemicals such as Citronella.
Bug repellents with DEET
(N,N-Diethyl-meta-tolu-amide) have long been the fisherman's ally in the fight against biting insects.
In addition, soldiers are to have their uniforms treated with an insecticide and apply DEET
to their skin throughout the day.