Turning Archive 2008

Subject:
Re: DEET is bad for kids, no?
Response To:
DEET is bad for kids, no? ()

Dinyar Chavda
>Here's what I found:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Environmental Health has updated their recommendation for use of DEET products on children in 2003, citing: "Insect repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, also known as N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) with a concentration of 10% appear to be as safe as products with a concentration of 30% when used according to the directions on the product labels." AAP recommends that repellents with DEET should not be used on infants less than 2 months old.

There are products that can be used to spray an area, but I don't know much about them.

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