Re: Shaklee Mosquito repellant
Greg L. Gough (ggough@MAIL.ORION.ORG)
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 07:41:12 -0500
First and foremost, I hate mosquitos and I hate chiggers even more.
However I would like to point out a couple of things that might be of
interest to the list. The EPA and all independent tests agree, deet is
the most effective repellant ingredient on the market. It has been used
since 1957 with little ill effect. When you look at the potential number
of applications and compare with the "SAFE" asprin most of us take or have
taken you will find that asprin is far less safe than deet. I for one
will continue to use deet based products for the simple reason that it has
been extensivly tested and if the directions are followed... it is safe.
Let me remind you that 1Tbs of water will kill you if aspirated. Common
sense goes a long way when using chemicals of any type. For those of you
who must use a non-deet based product, save your money and buy plain
mineral oil. It works by covering the pores of your skin thus inhibiting
the release of CO2. CO2 release is the attractant for the mosquito. Be
forwarned, reapply often.
Good luck, safe camping
Advisor Post 201, Ozark, MO. May you honor your ancestors by your actions.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City