We have created our No More Bugs! product without using the harsh chemical DEET. For us, creating a product without this harsh chemical was the goal from the beginning
Incase you are unaware, let's break down exactly what DEET is:
DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is a common active ingredient found in many insect repellent products. While DEET is generally considered safe for use when applied properly, it can have harmful effects if used improperly or in excessive amounts.
Here are some potential harmful effects of using DEET:
Skin irritation: DEET can cause skin irritation, especially if used in high concentrations or on sensitive skin. It may cause redness, itching, and swelling.
Eye irritation: DEET can cause eye irritation if it comes into contact with the eyes.
Allergic reactions: Some people may have an allergic reaction to DEET, which can cause symptoms like hives, swelling, and difficulty breathing.
Neurological effects: In rare cases, DEET has been associated with neurological symptoms such as seizures, tremors, and slurred speech. These effects are more likely to occur in people who use large amounts of DEET or use it for extended periods.
Harmful to the environment: DEET can be harmful to the environment if it is not disposed of properly. It can be toxic to fish, birds, and other aquatic life.
To minimize the potential harmful effects of DEET, it is recommended not to use insect repellent products containing DEET and/or to avoid applying DEET near the eyes, mouth, and open wounds, and to wash it off thoroughly after use.
We have a better suggestion... Use No More Bugs! as your bug repellent because it contains no DEET!