Truth About Bug Sprays



want to know the best repellents for disease protection we break down what you need to know here starting with deep and deep alternatives continue watching to learn how to protect yourself and learn what is best for you hi I'm Medina and this is Yan and we're part of team lime TV highfive boom go team team lime TV the question that we get asked the most is what kind of repellent is best for tick protection because you kept asking we dug deeper and did thorough research fearful of using deep is deep dangerous you'd be surprised at what we found out Peters been in public use since 1957 and the Army has used DEET since 1946 in mosquito infested areas that's the US Army US government it has over 60 years of history with hundreds of millions of users using it billions of times billions of times that's what a bee bee for billions fee for Bravo be for b-girls B stands for bronco pmw base now right so we decided to look at the published fact since there's always a lot of published data with such a long history publish data important there are only 17 documented cases of possible injury due to D at over 60 years including one person who tried to kill themselves with it most of those 17 cases cluster around children in total four deaths have been reported in over 60 years of use however deep exposure as the causative agent in these cases was never fully determined they are only hypotheses along with other multiple hypotheses of the cause of death and seizure activity in each case out of hundreds and millions of youth about that D has been classified as a group D carcinogen which means it is not classifiable as a human carcinogen what follows comes from evaluated information published in peer-reviewed scientific literature and also data from the EPA 30% of the population of the United States uses deep 2% of the population have seizures there will inevitably be some overlap and no way to link seizure activity with DEET as the causative agent in 1998 there was a report of 30 additional possible cases under review by the EPA but 20 years later there's been no increase in the confirmed case count and the EPA has finished all its reviews and has affirmed the safety profile of DEET and deemed DEET safe DEET is banned in some countries above 30 percent concentrate you do need 20 to 30 percent concentrate to be effective against ticks anything below 20 percent concentrate is only effective against mosquitoes there are a lot of websites talking about how dangerous deep is without putting it into statistical perspective research and clinical data are important for factual reporting if people fear deep they may fail to get the proper tick protection and may have much worse adverse health from a tick bite getting an adverse reaction which happens to 31 people per year or death by a vending machine which happens to two people per year so is deemed dangerous we say no deep seems reasonably safe when used as in Sparkle DEET is 85 to 89 percent effective against ticks it's 97% effective against mosquitoes you can put deep on your skin at certain concentrations 30% concentrate or below is safe to put on your skin never use 100% concentration on your skin to be effective against ticks you need at least 20 to 30 percent minimum concentration of DEET DEET is not really for clothing but it will absorb into cotton Sheridan incomparable studies it's been shown to be effectively the same as deep against mosquitoes it is also effective at 20% concentrations against ticks and it is marketed in Europe and Australia as a safe and effective tick repellent you can put it on your skin it also lasts as long as deep at these concentrations ir35 35 products containing IR 35:35 include but are not limited to skin so soft bug guard Plus expeditions and skin smart the EPA states that IR 35:35 lasts up to three hours of effectiveness against hex oil of lemon eucalyptus Oh Oh II or PMD the synthesized version of olp products include but are not limited to repel and off botanicals this recommendation refers to EPA registered products containing the active ingredient Oh II or PMD the EPA states that Oh Oh II offers effective tick protection for up to two hours pure oil of lemon eucalyptus is not recommended it has not undergone similar validated testing for safety and efficacy and it is not registered with the EPA as an insect repellent permethrin permethrin is 100% effective at repelling ticks you cannot put it on your skin use permethrin to treat your clothing which is much less expensive than purchasing clothing already treated for more than a decade the EPA has found no risk to wearers of permethrin treated garments at approved levels which is about 0.5 2% the concentration recommended by the National Research Council according to the World Health Organization permethrin has been extensively tested and is still considered the insecticide of choice for clothing treatment also use it to make tick tubes a must if you have a yard essential oil studied only for EPA toxicity not we studied for effectiveness there are listed to be over 150 natural repellents the most commonly used are citronella eucalyptus peppermint lavender cedar and rosemary oils however keep in mind that they only last as long as the smell is strong they last 20 minutes or less once the smell dissipates the product no longer works because of this and because of the needed concentration levels are unknown oils are not to recommend a tick repellents to guard against disease not put it on your skin treat your clothing in a year-round protection and wear protective clothing long sleeves long pants pants tucked into socks and shirt tucked into pants good advice whether or not you wear protective clothing if any skin is exposed Spray deep on the skin if you are wearing shorts and a tank top spray all over the exposed areas all over your skin everywhere all over your skin protect yourself if mosquitoes are the main risk such as in water sports or walking through an urban concrete city with no grass but kerrigan is an acceptable alternative for D remember mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet they kill almost 1 million people a year globally every single year that's crazy tiny they are disease vectors just like ticks don't forget to do daily tick checks even with wearing bug repellent every single day every time you're outdoors you need to do a tick check and protect yourself well for today thanks for watching subscribe and follow us on social media for important information on protecting you and your family from dangerous tick bites

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