Lets talk about bug spray. I have been reading some research about the difference between "deet" products and "without deet" products. There are a lot of information out there claiming that deet will cause extreme damage to our bodies. However, a lot of websites say that deet is not the problematic chemical that it has been known to be. It can really get confusing! So I went to the EPA! The EPA has written "The Agency has not identified any risks of concern to human health, non-target species or the environment."
So what is the problem with it?
I then decided to see if there were any studies out there for deet products vs Avon skin so soft products. Here is what I found:
According to the BCMedical Journal, "Tests were undertaken to determine the effectiveness of three mosquito repellents: 95% DEET, Avon Skin So Soft bath oil, and a “special mixture” of substances thought to have insect repellent qualities." The results were as follows: "The event distribution was as follows: placebo—40 events; special mixture—28 events; Avon Skin So Soft—6 events; DEET—0 events." With this information they concluded that "...Avon Skin So Soft were compared with each other, Avon Skin So Soft was found to be 85% as effective as DEET".
In my own experience and with my children, products with deet in them are really stinky and harsh on the nose! I have a hard time putting it on my children or myself because of this reason. My kids literally run when I pulled out the bug spray! Then I started to buy Avon bug spray. It doesn't have the deet in it and so its not so abrasive to the senses. We have now been using it for a couple of years and I have not yet had a problem with bites or running children. They actually seek it out so they don't get bit. We have it on stock all the time now!
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