Re: Bug repellent suggestions?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 29 May 1991 11:47:35 EDT
one note on DEET - just saw a consumer affairs segment last night...
100 percent is *NOT* reccomemended for children, and has been related
to BRAIN damages in cases where excessive ammounts were used dirrectly
on the skin!!! Most brands names, like DEEP WOODS OFF, have reduced
DEET to less than 50 percent, an reccomend use limited to exposed skin.
Otherwise, they suggest spraying on socks, shoes, pant cuffs, sleves
and collors. DO NOT USE DEET products like a SUN blocker, and cover
your body while swimming etc. DEET is effective, but can cause a
rash on sensitive skin, and excess amounts can be absorbed into the
skin, as in the cases of BRAIN damage!
still scouting since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City