American CDC endorses new mosquito repellents

The American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has just endorsed two new products as being effective ingredients in mosquito repellents. Formerly DEET (Diethyl toluamide) was the only product recognised by the organisation for use in America. Oil of lemon eucalyptus and Picaridin (KBR 3023) now bring the total to three products that are said to provide longer-lasting protection against mosquitoes.

The products are also registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Oil of lemon eucalyptus is not recommended for children under the age of three. According to HealthDay News, some experts say that DEET is safe for children older than two months, but others say that only children over two years should use it.

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