Insect Repellant Questions
- Hi all, I'm thinking of applying for the Travel Medicine tests but
first can anyone give me some feedback on the toxicity or dangerous
side effects of the chemicals they use (permethrin, etc)?
I try to stick with herbal-type repellants because it really grosses
me out (and alarms me) to slather highly toxic stuff on my sweaty,
open-pored skin. Also, I've never used any of the wash-in chemicals
that last for weeks--sounds great on the one hand, scary on the
other! Something that's effective for weeks must be pretty potent.
Dawn, thinking this might be a heavy mosquito/biting fly year in the
Sierra (last year was light)