Aronius Posted July 4, 2003 Share Posted July 4, 2003 Awhile back someone posted about the "Hazards of DEET". A debate began and some folks were skeptics about alternate types of mosquito repellent. They refuse to believe that even though DEET is known to peel paint, melt plastic, and cause psychological problems, it is still a better way to repel mosquitos than alternate organic types of repellents. I stumbled across this article today while browsing through backpacker.com and thought some people would find it interesting. Take it for what you will. After seeing DEET melt the plastic on my pocket knife, I have avoided using DEET at all costs. I have found a hemp based repellent that has eucolyptus and bay in it that works as well as DEET. If I have to use DEET I use the lowest concentration that I can find. Everything in moderation, and I try to reserve the use of DEET to only when absolutely necessary. Have a good one. http://www.backpacker.com/technique/article/0,1026,1999,00.html Aronius Farewell Mother Hips....for now. [This message was edited by Aronius on July 04, 2003 at 10:48 PM.] Quote Link to comment
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