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2013-07-05 23:18:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics exposes the four most common ingredients found within US insect repellents and Dr. Marta Katalenas shares tips for applying repellents effectively. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 05, 2013 As warm summer months continue, insect repellents become a necessity for many US families. However with the variety of repellent products out there, it can be difficult to determine the safest, most effective option for protecting children from mosquito bites. According to a...

2013-06-19 23:26:13

Toxic chemicals exist in many of the products people use to prepare their children for summer camp. Essential Safe Products sheds light on health concerns that could be linked to potentially harmful ingredients. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Before reaching for that chemical laden sunscreen, bug repellant or plastic-ware for their children´s summer camp outing, parents should consider the negative health effects that could be associated with all those toxins. Though many...

2013-06-12 23:15:15

Mariner Biomedical is providing 2,000 towelettes packaged in individual pouches containing Deter Insect Repellent®, a scientifically proven natural insect repellent, to participants of the 2013 US Open Golf Tournament. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. is providing Deter Insect Repellent® for the US Open Golf Tournament taking place at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA from June 13 through June 16, 2013. The company is furnishing 2,000 individually packaged...

Monster Mosquitoes Coming To Florida
2013-06-12 05:32:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant mosquitoes are coming, and while they´re not exactly the sort of thing that you´d find in an Ed Wood movie, they are far larger than the garden-variety member of this insect genus and are said to pack a painful bite. In fact, these mosquitoes — which are known as gallinippers or Psorophora ciliata — are 20 times larger than their more common cousins, according to ClickOrlando.com. Their coming was...

2013-06-06 23:18:30

Tips for parents and caregivers on keeping babies protected from common summertime hazards. Providence, RI (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Summer weather is finally here, and for many families that means spending time in the great outdoors. One thing to remember when planning your excursions: babies need extra protection from Mother Nature. Unlike adults, babies have thin skin that more easily absorbs chemicals found in sunscreens. In fact the FDA recommends avoiding sunscreen altogether on babies...

Mosquitoes Lose Their Sense Of Smell After Genetic Mutations
2013-05-30 05:45:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have altered the way insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET, in one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes. The findings, published in an issue of Nature, demonstrates that mosquitoes can be genetically manipulated using the latest research techniques. The results also pave the way to understanding...

Mosquitoes Become Less Repelled By DEET After First Exposure
2013-02-21 15:11:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The insect repellant DEET has been widely used to keep mosquitoes away and has been invaluable in countries affected by outbreaks of disease such as malaria and dengue fever, both transmitted by the annoying pest. However, a new report in the open-access journal PLoS ONE finds that mosquitoes are less repelled by DEET after an initial exposure. According to the team of U.K. researchers who conducted the study, mosquitoes will ignore...

Using Knowledge And Proven Insecticides To Bait Mosquitoes
2012-11-13 17:42:23

U.S. Department of Agriculture While one team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists is testing the effectiveness of pesticides against mosquitoes, another group is learning how repellents work. At the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) in Gainesville, Fla., entomologist Sandra Allan is using toxic sugar-based baits to lure and kill mosquitoes. Allan and her CMAVE cooperators are evaluating insecticides and...

2012 One Of The Worst Years For West Nile Virus In US History
2012-10-05 12:07:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Newly released West Nile virus data suggests 2012 is on par to becoming one of the worst years for the virus in US history. As of October 2, all 48 contiguous US states have reported infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. And of the 3,969 cases of the disease infecting humans, 163 have resulted in death, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This year´s outbreak is the largest through the...

2012-09-20 23:01:21

With all of the cases of West Nile you hear about on the news it is tempting to load up on bug spray every time you go outside, but by doing this what are the tradeoffs? Insect repellents come in all different formulations from all natural ingredients like citronella or eucalyptus to using manmade chemicals like picaridin and DEET. Many of these bug sprays are considered safe enough by the EPA for limited use at controlled levels, but what does that mean? (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 With...