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Posted Mon Jun 30 2008: from Science Daily (US):
Tick And Mosquito Repellent Can Be Made Commercially From Pine Oil
In laboratory tests, ARS chemist Aijun Zhang in the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory, Beltsville, Md., and his colleagues discovered that the naturally occurring compound deters the biting of mosquitoes more effectively than the widely used synthetic chemical repellent DEET. The compound also repelled two kinds of ticks as effectively as DEET.... Some segments of the public perceive efficient synthetic active ingredients as somehow more dangerous than botanical compounds, giving additional importance to the discovery of plant-based isolongifolenone.
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The ApocaDocs say:
Having read far too many reports on endcrine disrupters, organochlorides, Bisphenol-A, and more....
count me in that segment of the public.

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