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Insecticides Are Bad For The Nervous System

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The active ingredient in many insect repellents, deet, has been found to be toxic to the central nervous system. Vincent Corbel from the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in Montpellier, and Bruno Lapied from the University of Angers, France, led a team of researchers who investigated the mode of action and toxicity of deet. Corbel said, “We’ve found that deet is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase, in both insects and mammals”.

So I believe it would be better to use natural bug spays instead.

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April 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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