Insect Repellents: DEET Info

  • Animal Studies on DEET's Brain Effects Warrant Further Testing and Caution in Human Use

    Duke Pharmacologist Says Animal Studies on DEET's Brain Effects Warrant Further Testing and Caution in Human Use DURHAM, N.C. - A Duke University Medical Center pharmacologist is recommending caution when using the insecticide DEET, after his animal studies last year found the chemical causes diffuse brain cell death and...

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  • DEET vs Natural Repellents

    To DEET Or Not To DEET Compelling Issues Draw Consumer Attention By David Shaw Founder, Quantum Health When Dr. Marcus Laux's students - a group of doctors, pharmacists and researchers - arrived in the Amazon Rain Forest to study the roots of modern pharmacy, most had packed their...

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  • Mixing DEET and Sunblock Increases Health Risks

    A study from Canada's University of Manitoba warns against using DEET based mosquito repellents with sunblock. The study, by professor of pharmacy Xiaochen Gu, found that when a 2.5-per-cent solution of insect-repelling DEET was mixed with oxybenzone, a very common sun-blocking ingredient, the amount of DEET absorbed into...

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