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New Mosquito Repellent Is Safer And Works Better Than DEET

Labrador in the nature.

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Here's Today's Feel-Good Story:

DEET, the most studied insect repellent in history, has been known to be the first line of defense against mosquitos.

A new combination of plant compounds has shown to be more effective for longer and less irritative than other products.

Italian scientists have been experimenting with a group of terpenoids and compounds that give plants their unique health benefits.

“Since most naturally occurring terpenoids endowed with an insect repellent activity show a short protection time against hematophagous insects, mainly because of their volatility, we hypothesized that derivatives of two well-known terpenoid repellents, menthone and citronellal, with lower volatility would have a longer protection time,” the authors wrote.

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