• Recent evidence with Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes suggests DEET does not directly inhibit olfactory receptors, but instead reduces the volatility of the odorants to which it is attracted. (wikipedia.org)
  • By reducing odor volatility, DEET functions to "mask" the ability of volatile odorants on the skin to activate olfactory neurons and attract mosquitoes. (wikipedia.org)
  • A study with adult Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes found no activation of olfactory receptor neurons by DEET. (wikipedia.org)
  • Behavioral tests with Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes indicated that DEET placed 5 cm from a resting mosquito did not repel the mosquito. (wikipedia.org)
  • In contrast, evidence with Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes shows that DEET may serve as a true repellent in that Culex mosquitoes intensely dislike the smell of the chemical. (wikipedia.org)
  • A type of olfactory receptor neuron in special antennal sensilla of mosquitoes that is activated by DEET, as well as other known insect repellents such as eucalyptol, linalool, and thujone, has been identified. (wikipedia.org)
  • The evidence across mosquito species suggests that anthropophilic mosquitoes (such as Anopheles gambiae, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Aedes aegypti may respond differently to DEET odors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Currently, different studies have focused on the development of new bioinspired repellents against mosquitos using as a start point the DEET structure complexed with AgamOBP1 A 2013 study suggests that mosquitoes can at least temporarily overcome or adapt to the repellent effect of DEET after an initial exposure, representing a non-genetic behavioral change. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2019 study indicated that neurons on the tarsi (feet) of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes respond to DEET, and this response repels mosquitoes upon contact. (wikipedia.org)
  • DEET is still the best when dealing with mosquitoes. (cloudynights.com)
  • These DEET wipes keep away everything from mosquitoes to ticks to chiggers, and the water-based formula lasts longer than alcohol-based sprays. (trailspace.com)
  • Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. population uses mosquito repellants containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Powerful bug repellant DEET may do more than keep mosquitoes and other biting critters at bay-it might cause neurological damage in mammals, according to a study published in BioMed Central Biology . (discovermagazine.com)
  • Developed in 1946 by the U.S. Army, DEET has been used by the public for more than half a century to repel bugs like mosquitoes, along with the diseases they can carry. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Flying Evil Incarnate (biting flies and mosquitoes) DEET is nasty stuff. (backcountry.net)
  • The most widespread of these is N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, commonly known as DEET , and thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today, we now know exactly why mosquitoes find it so repulsive. (phys.org)
  • There is a considerable body of work that demonstrates the effectiveness of DEET in providing protection from blood-seeking mosquitoes and DEET-based insect repellents are a mainstay of recommendations provided by Australian health authorities to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease. (phys.org)
  • Does DEET block the blood-feeding behaviour of mosquitoes or does it just smell so bad that mosquitoes actively avoid it? (phys.org)
  • Others have suggested mosquitoes smell and actively avoid DEET . (phys.org)
  • It may also help us understand the potential for mosquitoes to become insensitive to DEET . (phys.org)
  • The lab's new research has given us compounds that serve as repellents, making possible safe alternatives to DEET for a variety of applications including control of mosquitoes, flies, and possibly lice, bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, grain pests and agricultural pests. (phys.org)
  • Available as a spray or a lotion, DEET is still used today to repel flies, ticks and mosquitoes, and to protect against the diseases these bugs can transmit. (discovermagazine.com)
  • But now, researchers in London have shown that three hours after Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were exposed to DEET, they seemed to become immune to the smell and were no longer repulsed by it. (discovermagazine.com)
  • DEET was recognized as one of the few products effective against mosquitoes and biting flies. (amnh.org)
  • The efficacy of DEET in providing long-lasting protection against a wide variety of mosquito species has been documented in several studies that have shown excellent repellency against mosquitoes. (amnh.org)
  • Although DEET is an effective repellent against mosquitoes, there are concerns associated with its use. (amnh.org)
  • Two additional insect repellents have recently been approved by the EPA and are recommended along with DEET by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protection against mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus. (emaxhealth.com)
  • DEET continues to be the most effective choice when long hours of exposure to mosquitoes are anticipated or when rigorous physical activity is planned, which can diminish the presence of the repellant through perspiration. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Government health authorities continue recommending DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), which does work in repelling mosquitoes. (nospray.org)
  • What is in Deet that is so bad, that even mosquitoes avoid it? (myhealthmaven.com)
  • I was recently wondering just how DEET does its thing of making mosquitoes not bite people. (blogspot.ca)
  • It seems mosquitoes think that humans smell tasty, and DEET smells bad. (blogspot.ca)
  • Continuing in the vein of biting insects, if one forgets to put on a layer of DEET because there happened to be no mosquitoes visible, forgetting that there are other biting bugs around (*ahem* why do you ask if I did this? (blogspot.ca)
  • All-natural deet free repellent in Australia is very important to families for protection against mosquitoes. (liarsforhoward.org)
  • The most effective of these traps has been shown to be as effective as deet in a contained environment (large outdoor tent) with a known number of mosquitoes. (mosquitotraps.biz)
  • N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET (/di╦Ét/) or diethyltoluamide, is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Insect repellents containing DEET are the most effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • In an attempt to settle the debate, researchers from the University of California, Davis studied the response of the southern house mosquito ( Culex quinquefasciatus ) to DEET, non-DEET insect repellents and a range of other chemical compounds. (phys.org)
  • N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) is a common and fairly safe active ingredient in many insect repellents. (ajtmh.org)
  • If you must be outside, use insect repellents containing DEET and long sleeves and long pants. (shelbycountytn.gov)
  • No one likes to be a meal for a mosquito or tic, so many people turn to traditional commercial insect repellents which use DEET as an active ingredient. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • I also found out that DEET was discovered in a shotgun-approach search for insect repellents initiated by the US army in 1942. (blogspot.ca)
  • DEET was the winner in the mid-1940s and it's still the one that new insect repellents are compared against when doing efficacy tests. (blogspot.ca)
  • Latest technology in the production of insect repellents has helped introduce deet free repellent in Australia that is made from all-natural ingredients. (liarsforhoward.org)
  • When it comes to repellents, the main chemical you're trying to avoid is DEET , which is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents (when reading product labels, look out for N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide or diethyltoluamide). (babyjakesmom.com)
  • Moreover, in a behavioral test, DEET had a strong repellent activity in the absence of body odor attractants such as 1-octen-3-ol, lactic acid, or carbon dioxide. (wikipedia.org)
  • This data indicates DEET functions as a contact repellent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ben's 30% DEET Formula Insect Repellent Wipes save the day! (trailspace.com)
  • Instead of engulfing yourself in a cloud of bug-spray haze, pull out the Ben's Deet Field Wipes and control where and how much repellent you apply. (trailspace.com)
  • Easier and faster to apply than sprays or lotions, Ben's Tick and Insect Repellent Wipes with 30% Deet allow you to control exactly where and how much repellent you apply to your skin. (trailspace.com)
  • The experiments that were conducted were mainly done on insects or on individual cells in test tubes, and generally not under conditions that accurately reflect how DEET is used as an insect repellent in the real world. (discovermagazine.com)
  • They also say that because the majority of DEET users apply the repellent infrequently, the risk of damage is quite low. (discovermagazine.com)
  • But 100% DEET is the only effective repellent I've found. (backcountry.net)
  • Q. Is a repellent containing DEET safe? (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Q. Can I use an insect repellent containing DEET and sunscreen at the same time? (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Apply sunscreen first, followed by repellent containing DEET. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • You can also apply insect repellent containing DEET or permethrin to your clothing, rather than directly to your skin. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • A. Some non-DEET repellent products also provide some protection from mosquito bites when applied directly to skin. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Cutaneous application of DEET (as a pure chemical in isopropanol or as a commercial insect repellent preparation) was more than 99% effective in preventing entry of S. mansoni cercariae into the mouse tail skin. (ajtmh.org)
  • The Liposome envelops the DEET and slowly time-releases it as needed, thereby extending the effectiveness of the repellent. (scs-mall.com)
  • Insect repellent 20% deet lotion, Controlled Release Low Absorption Family brand by Sawyer Products. (scs-mall.com)
  • Patch is a natural, deet free insect repellent in a topical patch. (stjamesnutrition.com)
  • The most common proven repellent is DEET (N,-diethyl-meta-toluamide). (cityofchesapeake.net)
  • The most common mosquito-repellent formulations available on the market contain a synthetic chemical called N, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET). (amnh.org)
  • It is contained in human breath and sweat, and it was once believed that insect repellent DEET works by blocking the insects' octenol odorant receptors . (wikipedia.org)
  • If you believe you or your child is having an adverse reaction to a repellent containing DEET, wash the treated area immediately and call your health care provider. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Use insect repellent containing DEET. (shelbycountytn.gov)
  • Oxidative metabolism of the insect repellent N,N -diethyl- m -toluamide (DEET) by pooled human liver microsomes (HLM), rat liver microsomes (RLM), and mouse liver microsomes (MLM) was investigated. (aspetjournals.org)
  • DEFEND yourself by using insect repellent with DEET. (shelbycountytn.gov)
  • The CDC-recommended strategy, with do-it-yourself prevention, is a step above nothing: Don't have a baby (and here's a condom), wear long sleeves and pants, and apply a mosquito repellent such as DEET. (tulsatoday.com)
  • Use repellent with a 10 percent to 30 percent concentration of DEET to your skin. (hindustanlink.com)
  • DEET is one of the most effective mosquito repellent available in the market and is available in the form of lotions, creams, gels and aerosol spray. (philippinechem.org)
  • To go beyond six hours the concentration of DEET needs to be increased or the repellent needs to be reapplied.With the use of our formulation where DEET remains encapsulated inside the polymeric network, slow and controlled release of DEET was observed beyond 10h. (philippinechem.org)
  • Insect repellent (DEET, permethrin, oil of the risk of infection when treating open wounds. (pdfmedfinder.com)
  • A 2011 structural study (PDB: 3N7H) revealed that DEET binds to Anopheles gambiae odorant binding protein 1 (AgamOBP1) with high shape complementarity, suggesting that AgamOBP1 is a molecular target of DEET and perhaps other repellents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Without the receptors, it is impossible to apply modern technology to design new repellents to improve upon DEET," the professor explained. (redorbit.com)
  • If DEET is so effective, why the need to search for new repellents? (phys.org)
  • The safety of DEET continues to be raised but despite being used by millions of people every year, there are very few reported cases of adverse health impacts if repellents are used as directed. (phys.org)
  • We know from laboratory and field tests that DEET-based repellents stop mosquito bites, but there has been some debate surrounding the exact mode of action. (phys.org)
  • Besides confirming that, at least in this mosquito species, an odorant receptor is critical in determining its repellency to DEET, it also provides an opportunity to screen for novel mosquito repellents. (phys.org)
  • Q. Are there any risks due to using repellents containing DEET? (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • A. There are no reported adverse events following use of repellents containing DEET in pregnant or breastfeeding women. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics stated that bug repellents contain DEET which is safe for kids who are two years old or more. (healthychoices.org)
  • Repellents that contain diethyltoluamide (DEET) are considered most effective. (news-medical.net)
  • For children, repellents with DEET may be used. (news-medical.net)
  • There is a growing body of evidence warning that DEET, the most often recommended and used mosquito repellents ingredient, can cause serious health problems. (quantumhealth.com)
  • In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET , scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant. (redorbit.com)
  • For the same reasons, NEVER use insect repellant containing DEET on infants. (quantumhealth.com)
  • An effective repellant will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. (redorbit.com)
  • As part of our project we cross-linked or 'tied up' PMMA chains while synthesizing it using glycerol to form a 3D polymer network to encapsulate N , N -diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), a mosquito repellant. (philippinechem.org)
  • The study establishes that DEET encapsulated inside the polymeric network of PMMA gets released at a controlled rate for prolonged period and can be further studied for the development of a long lasting mosquito repellant formulation. (philippinechem.org)
  • Often the visitors have sprayed themselves with insect repellants containing the active ingredient DEET. (amnh.org)
  • Instead of deet products try products with picaridin as the active ingredient. (cloudynights.com)
  • The concentration of DEET in products may range from less than 10 percent to nearly 100 percent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consumer Reports found a direct correlation between DEET concentration and hours of protection against insect bites. (wikipedia.org)
  • 100% DEET was found to offer up to 12 hours of protection while several lower concentration DEET formulations (20-34%) offered 3-6 hours of protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • added to each was a different concentration of DEET solution. (amnh.org)
  • Abou-Donia says short-term exposure to DEET does not appear to be harmful, but warns against using any product with more than a 30 percent concentration. (quantumhealth.com)
  • A soybean-oil-based product has been shown to provide protection only for a period of time similar to products with a low concentration of DEET. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • If the bug spray has a very higher concentration of DEET, It does not mean that that bug spray is very stronger, it means that it will have a very long-lasting effect. (healthychoices.org)
  • No doubt, to use such spray which has a lower concentration of DEET is safe to use. (healthychoices.org)
  • Look for such spray that has a shallow concentration of DEET, do not use such products which have more than 30% concentration of DEET. (healthychoices.org)
  • Choose the concentration based on the hours of protection you need - a 10 percent concentration of DEET is effective for about two hours, whereas higher concentrations last longer. (hindustanlink.com)
  • Increasing concentrations of DEET did have an adverse effect on the dinoflagellates and the bioluminescence measured. (amnh.org)
  • At present, DEET is used in more than 230 products with concentrations up to 100 percent. (quantumhealth.com)
  • These studies showed that DEET at concentrations of 7.5% or higher was 100% effective in immobilizing and killing cercariae of S. mansoni in vitro. (ajtmh.org)
  • The second is oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is plant-derived and is as effective as low concentrations of DEET for prevention of mosquito bites. (emaxhealth.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, oil of lemon eucalyptus, a more natural product, offers the same protection as DEET when used in similar concentrations. (hindustanlink.com)
  • Litsea showed outstanding repellency at all three concentrations tested (1, 10 and 100 ppm), comparing favorably to DEET and DEPA (N,N-diethyl phenylacetamide). (nospray.org)
  • DEET, which was introduced over six decades ago, has been largely unchanged during that time span because no one had been able to discover the receptors insects use to sense the substance. (redorbit.com)
  • But exactly which olfactory receptors insects use to sense DEET has eluded scientists for long. (phys.org)
  • With the mosquitos getting hungry, aggressive, and numerous, observing on hot summer nights without applying some DEET-based bug spray is a prescription for a ton of bug bites. (cloudynights.com)
  • After applying bug spray before my observing sessions with my other scopes, I haven't worried about the effect of whatever DEET residue is left on my hands even after washing them a few times. (cloudynights.com)
  • If you are looking for the bug spray that is 100% organic, natural, DEET free and safest, then you come to the right place. (healthychoices.org)
  • But still, there are most of the parents who prefer to use bug spray for their kids, which is DEET free. (healthychoices.org)
  • But there is a disadvantage of using natural bug spray that it needs to be reapplied often instead of other products which have DEET. (healthychoices.org)
  • Personally, I also think DEET spray smells bad, but it goes below my detection limit within a few seconds of putting it on, so I can deal with that. (blogspot.ca)
  • My spray can of DEET is only a 25% solution, and nothing on it says what the other 75% is. (blogspot.ca)
  • The bug spray is not only effective but doesn't have the harmful DEET. (blogspot.com)
  • I have covered myself from head to toe, well where I can reach adequately, in rub on Deet and used Deet spray to try and spray my clothes to help with the mozzies issue and so far that has not really worked at all. (feistyadventures.com)
  • Scientists at the Rockefeller University have stumbled upon what they believe to be a better explanation of the ability of N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamid's (DEET) to repel insects from skin. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • A slightly yellow liquid at room temperature, it can be prepared by converting m-toluic acid (3-methylbenzoic acid) to the corresponding acyl chloride using thionyl chloride (SOCl2), and then allowing that product to react with diethylamine: DEET was historically believed to work by blocking insect olfactory receptors for 1-octen-3-ol, a volatile substance that is contained in human sweat and breath. (wikipedia.org)
  • Now researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified these DEET-detecting olfactory receptors that cause the repellency-a major breakthrough in the field of olfaction. (phys.org)
  • While experts have long known that bugs are repelled by DEET (also known as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), UC-Riverside associate professor of entomology Anandasankar Ray and his colleagues have discovered for the first time the biological receptors sensitive to the substance - which they describe as a major breakthrough in the field of olfaction . (redorbit.com)
  • In the future, using this algorithm, we could find chemicals that activate DEET receptors but are substantially different, with far better properties than DEET. (redorbit.com)
  • According the article, DEET has been previously reported to either affect an insect's gustatory receptors to act as a chemorepellent or to affect an insect's olfactory system. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • The team found that an odorant receptor (OR59B) on the olfactory neurons in the insensitive flies differs from the receptors in sensitive strains by just one amino acid, but they think this is enough to make the flies insensitive to DEET. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • This showed the researchers that DEET can directly interact with odorant receptors. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Don't use DEET on the hands of young children or on infants under 2 months of age. (hindustanlink.com)
  • But even so, the American Academy of Paediatrics has still given Deet the green light for infants over 2 months of age! (babyjakesmom.com)
  • Ray and his associates examined all of the sensory neurons in a fruit fly that had been genetically engineered so the neurons that were activated by DEET would glow fluorescent green. (redorbit.com)
  • In their experiments, the researchers used the genetic model system Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) that was genetically engineered in such a way that neurons activated by DEET glowed fluorescent green. (phys.org)
  • In A Natural Polymorphism Alters Odour and DEET Sensitivity in an Insect Odorant Receptor , an article appearing in the Sept., 21, 2011, edition of Nature , the researchers suggest that the compound interferes with smell-sensing neurons in insect antennae. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Therefore, they suggested that DEET scrambles the messages in an insect's neurons about the odors surrounding them, making them less effectively attracted to their target. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • The researchers recorded the electrical activity of four olfactory neurons in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster , which is also affected by DEET. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • The chemical alone barely triggered the neurons, but when the researchers combined it with 10 different odors, they saw that DEET sometimes inhibited neuron activity, sometimes enhanced it and sometimes had no effect at all. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Providing up to 8 hours of protection against insects and ticks, Adventure Medical Kits Ben's 30% Deet Field Wipes will protect you in areas of moderate to heavy infestation. (trailspace.com)
  • In this study, we evaluated different carrier formulations that prolong the activity of DEET in the skin. (ajtmh.org)
  • Among the various formulations analyzed, DEET incorporated into liposomes (LIPODEET) appeared to prolong the activity of DEET for more than 48 hr after a single application. (ajtmh.org)
  • However, these formulations utilize DEET inefficiently. (philippinechem.org)
  • All three compounds activated the same antennal cells in flies as DEET," Ray said. (phys.org)
  • By using a range of behavioural and electrophysiological approaches, the researchers showed that exposure to DEET activates an odour receptor, specifically CquiOR136, in the mosquito's antennae. (phys.org)
  • He has found that prolonged exposure to DEET can impair functioning in parts of the brain. (quantumhealth.com)
  • We found that the combined exposure to DEET and other chemicals is more dangerous than just DEET alone. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Fatal tissue lesions were evident as early as 5 min postexposure to DEET, and became more extensive with increasing exposure time. (ajtmh.org)
  • High doses or long-term exposure to DEET have been associated with neurological damage. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • When pregnant laboratory animals are exposed to DEET, the exposure has caused fetal loss and abnormal skeletons in the offspring. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Exposure to DEET in amounts equivalent to what people typically apply to their skin has affected the behavior and nervous system of laboratory animals. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Exposure of developing chicks to DEET caused birth defects. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Only 18 strains later, the scientists identified one from Brazil that was not affected by DEET, although its responses to odors were otherwise normal. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Even an over-the-counter antihistamine could interact with DEET to cause toxic side effects. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Over the long history of DEET use, very few incidents of toxic reactions to DEET have occurred when the product is used properly. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • DEET is toxic and potentially fatal if swallowed. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • The combination of DEET and fenvalerate is synergistically toxic to pets. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • A. Yes, products containing DEET are very safe when used according to directions. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Other products are not likely to offer the same degree of protection from mosquito bites as those containing DEET. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Cases of serious reactions to products containing DEET have been related to misuse of the product, such as swallowing, using over broken skin, and using for multiple days without washing skin in between use. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Persons who are concerned about using DEET or other products on children may wish to consult their health care provider for advice. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Both products are widely available now and offer good alternatives to products containing DEET. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Some people have experienced irritation or an allergic reaction to DEET-containing products. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Not even DEET products make a dent in the sheer volume of the attackers and I would be extremely hesitant using this stuff on our dogs anyway. (blogspot.com)
  • Opt for products with 10% - 30% Deet Concentrate where possible (although in India, I was merrily using 100% Deet, strong enough to be used in chemical warfare). (babyjakesmom.com)
  • Personal protection with products like DEET or Repel, together with mosquito netting and screens plus a mosquito trap or two will help make your yard a more enjoyable space over summer. (mosquitotraps.biz)
  • A 2010 study found that Aedes aegypti mosquitos can rapidly evolve and easily inherit insensitivity to DEET. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wherever I miss with the Deet, the mozzies find that spot and let all their mates know about so I end up with clusters of bites. (feistyadventures.com)
  • Time Release 34% deet with "SINGLE USE PACKET" - Lotion by 3M. (scs-mall.com)
  • The Liposome base enables the 30% DEET lotion to be non-greasy, with little to no odor. (scs-mall.com)
  • The prevailing theory was that DEET effectively "blinds" or "confuses" the insect's senses so that the biting/feeding instinct is not triggered by the chemicals present in the sweat and breath of humans or other animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, the team of researchers has identified three safe compounds that mimic DEET and could one day be used to prevent the transmission of deadly vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, and yellow fever. (phys.org)
  • The researchers suggest that DEET functions as a modulator of the odor-gated ion channel formed by the insect odorant receptor complex. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • DEET is capable of dissolving plastics and nylon, and has also been known to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme in mammals essential to the nervous system. (redorbit.com)
  • Works about as well as DEET, but isn't a hazard to plastics. (cloudynights.com)
  • DEET can damage some plastics and synthetic fabrics, such as nylon and acetate, which means it can damage clothing or camping equipment. (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Development and evaluation of LIPODEET, a new long-acting formulation of N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) for the prevention of schistosomiasis. (ajtmh.org)
  • These findings thus suggest LIPODEET is a safe and long-acting formulation of DEET that is quite effective against schistosomiasis. (ajtmh.org)
  • Although the findings certainly raise questions about the safety of DEET, further testing is required before scientists will really know what, if any, effect DEET has on the human nervous system. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Once the child is indoors DEET should be washed off with soap and water. (news-medical.net)
  • DEET, first emerged as a pesticide for crops, but the U.S. military then developed the chemical for use against biting insects in jungle environments during World War II. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Many people don't realize that Deet is a pesticide . (myhealthmaven.com)
  • Be aware that DEET can be present in commonly used preparations like insecticide-based lice-killing shampoos. (quantumhealth.com)
  • For smaller babies 10% DEET preparations may be used. (news-medical.net)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency plans to further investigate the safety of DEET and will include the findings in its review of the chemical, which is slated for 2012. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Evidence shows it works very well and is equally as effective as DEET for personal protection. (emaxhealth.com)
  • DEET acts on this complex to inhibit odor-evoked activity or to inhibit odor-evoked suppression of spontaneous activity. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • Abou-Donia says rats given even small doses of DEET for 60 days had a harder time accomplishing even the easiest tasks. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Our recent studies showed that when applied to the skin, DEET has a potent anti-parasitic effect against Schistosoma mansoni. (ajtmh.org)
  • One such product is Buzz Away Extreme which uses essential oils and is DEET-free and can last 4 to 8 hours per application. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Because the potential risk of some Deet is a lot less worrying than potentially fatal diseases like Malaria or Yellow Fever. (babyjakesmom.com)
  • When I apply DEET I always walk some distance away from my equipment before applying it. (cloudynights.com)
  • You may apply a product containing up to 30% DEET on any child over two months of age. (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Do not allow young children to apply DEET themselves. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Do not apply DEET directly to children. (emaxhealth.com)
  • DEET was developed in 1944 by Samuel Gertler of the United States Department of Agriculture for use by the United States Army, following its experience of jungle warfare during World War II. (wikipedia.org)
  • DEET should be used with caution due to its possible damaging effects on brain cells. (quantumhealth.com)
  • Studies have shown that DEET causes brain cell death and behavioral changes in rats after frequent and prolonged use. (quantumhealth.com)
  • However, frequent and long-term use of DEET, especially in combination with other chemicals or medications, could cause brain deficits in vulnerable populations, particularly children. (quantumhealth.com)
  • A member of research team, which was led by Leslie Vosshall, hypothesized that natural strains of Drosophila might show different sensitivities to DEET, and started screening strains from around the world. (cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)
  • In addition, their paper - which was published Wednesday in the online edition of the journal Nature - describes how Ray's team was able to identify three safe compounds that mimic the effects of DEET. (redorbit.com)
  • Q. Is DEET safe for pregnant women? (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • Q. Is DEET safe for use on children? (fightthebitecolorado.com)
  • An EPA official proclaimed DEET to be safe at any stage of pregnancy, but there is a paucity of research, especially in the first trimester. (tulsatoday.com)
  • But I have to confess that I've been a bit paranoid about whether I might damage the finish of my Questar if I start handling it with even trace amounts of DEET on my hands. (cloudynights.com)
  • DEET does not appear to affect the insect's ability to smell carbon dioxide, as had been suspected earlier. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each of those three compounds activated the same part of the antenna as DEET, and some of them could be mass produced affordably, the professor added. (redorbit.com)
  • Using novel chemical informatics strategies, Ray's lab screened half a million compounds against the DEET receptor to identify substitutes," the university said in a statement. (redorbit.com)
  • In summers , vitamin B-1, and using garlic, basil, peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon or thyme in lotions or in your diet--avoiding scented soaps or deoderants--for two weeks before the trip seems to help with the bug & DEET problem. (trailspace.com)
  • DEET should not be used on children under 2 months of age. (wikipedia.org)
  • Be wary of using mosquito repellants containing DEET on children. (quantumhealth.com)
  • For children and teenagers 30% DEET should be used. (news-medical.net)
  • Children appear to be particularly susceptible, and some pediatricians recommend that DEET not be used on children. (myhealthmaven.com)