Blogger Elizabeth Yarnell wonders if her 1999 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is at all related to her long-term use of the insect repellent DEET. She recalls how she watched it eat through the hard plastic of her flashlight, and reminds us that the product has been linked to the development of neurologic problems. There are, however, effective DEET-free repellents, and her husband and son recently tested several, including Dr. Ben Kim’s Anti-Bug Spray and Quantum Buzz Away. They found that if the product was reapplied every 30-40 minutes, it was as effective as DEET without the smelly and dangerous side effects.
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