Consumer Reports: What You Need to Know About Insect Repellent for Kids
Concerned about bug bites but worried about chemicals? Here's how to protect children from ticks and mosquitoes.
Each time your children play in the yard or join you on a family hike or camping trip, you may feel like you face an unpleasant choice: Should you take a chance that a bug bite might lead to a mosquito- or tick-borne illness, such as Lyme disease, or expose kids to the chemicals in some insect repellents, such as deet?
Read the full article by Catherine Roberts on Consumer Report's website here.
May 8, 2022
In my side pouches, you can find tent poles (right) and a SmartWater bottle (left). A sawyer squeeze is placed inline from the SmartWater bottle and attached to my Osprey mouthpiece to drink fro, as I walk.
The EWG sees picaridin as a reasonably good alternative to DEET—although it hasn’t been tested as long, it doesn’t have the same neurotoxicity concerns. They recommend a concentration of 20 percent for Lyme protection. Common brands include: OFF!, Cutter, Sawyer, Natrapel, Insect Guard.
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