EPA Launches Skin-Applied Insect Repellent Website

April 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

EPA has launched a website with product information for skin-applied insect repellents. The website is designed for consumers to view relevant information for mosquito, tick and other biting insect protection.

The website contains easy-to-read tables with information about individual insect repellent products. The tables provide the active ingredient of each product along with the percentage of the active ingredient. The number of hours the product will repel mosquitoes is also on the table and is based on the effectiveness data reviewed by EPA. The website will also show if the product protects against various insects or just mosquitoes.

The website can be accessed at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/mosquitoes/insectrp.htm

Thanks for the heads up through the Pesticide Education Program email by Cindy Folck, Communications Program Coordinator, OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program.

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