A great all natural product which will keep your skin soft and smooth while preventing rash. Protects from the sun's rays with a natural 6 SPF. Say ADIOS to pesky mosquitoes and black flies with this Deet free alternative.
If applied to an existing bug bite you can say ADIOS to the annoying itch that keeps you scratching as well.
Another great diverse product in the tradition of the Serf to Surf skin care products line.
Of Special Interest
One plant-derived alternative that has sparked particular attention of late is oil of lemon eucalyptus. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that oil of lemon eucalyptus (PMD is the active ingredient) is one of only three products (DEET, picaridin, and PMD) recommended to protect against West Nile virus, a serious virus spread by mosquitoes that can cause neurological disease or even death.(5) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists PMD as effective against mosquitoes, biting flies, and gnats.(6)
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Editor's note : by Mohamed Abou-Donia, PhD; Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Professor of Neurobiology
year, approximately one-third of the U.S. population uses insect
repellants containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests. At
present, DEET is used in more than 230 products with concentrations up
to 100 percent.
With heavy exposure to DEET and other insecticides, humans may
experience memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint
pain, tremors and shortness of breath. These symptoms may not be
evident until months or even years after exposure. The most severe
damage occurs when DEET is used concurrently with other insecticides,
such as permethrin, for prolonged and frequent periods of time.
this time, there is little information about the short-term, singular
and occasional use of DEET. Further government testing of the
chemical's safety is necessary. However, frequent and long-term use of
DEET, especially in combination with other chemicals or medications,
could cause brain deficits in vulnerable populations, particularly
Use insecticides containing DEET sparingly and infrequently. If you do
use one on your skin, avoid wearing it for prolonged periods of time.
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What Horse Owners Should Know About West Nile Virus
What Is West Nile Virus?
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a viral disease previously seen only in Africa, Asia, and southern Europe. This virus can cause encephalitis or meningitis, infection of the brain and the spinal cord or their protective covering. For the past six years, WNV has caused disease in the United States.
In 1999, at least 62 people became seriously ill, and seven of those died. Since then, WNV has rapidly spread throughout North America. During the year 2000, 21 human cases of WNV encephalitis were reported in the United States, with two deaths. In 2001 there were 56 cases with seven deaths.
In 2002, 4,156 human cases of WNV encephalitis or WNV fever were reported, with 284 fatalities. During 2003, almost 10,000 human cases of WNV encephalitis and fever were reported from 46 states, with 208 fatalities. In 2004, there were some 2,500 human cases with 87 deaths, with the cases occurring primarily in the western United States. In 2005, there were 2,800 cases with 105 deaths.
In Ohio in 2005, WNV was reported in birds, mosquitoes, humans, and horses. There were 61 human and 15 horse cases identified. It is expected that WNV will continue to be a disease threat in 2006.
West Nile Virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. The principal transmitter of West Nile Virus is the Northern House Mosquito (Culex pipiens). Mosquitoes first become exposed to the virus when they feed on birds that are infected with WNV. Once the mosquito is infected, it may transmit the virus to people or other animals when it bites them. Many birds can be infected with WNV, but crows and blue jays are most likely to die from the infection. Horses, too, are prone to severe WNV infection. People cannot get WNV from another person or a horse that has the disease.
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