DEET Poses Toxic Worry

Over the past few years there has been a lot of controversy over DEET and how safe it is. A new study conducted on mammals shows that DEET may be toxic to the Central Nervous System.

But French researchers, from the University of Angers and the Institute of Research and Development in Montpellier, say more investigations are needed to discover any potential neurotoxicity to humans.

The EPA said it was committed to addressing any urgent pesticide issues immediately to protect human health, but added: “The information we have related to DEET has been determined to be adequate to show that DEET does not pose any unreasonable risk.”

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