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Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students

... 35 percent), disinfectants (n = 830, 32 percent), repellents (n = 335, 13 percent), or herbicides (n = 279, 11 percent). Of 406 cases with detailed source information, 281 (69 percent) were associated with pesticides used at schools and 125 (31 percent) were associated with pesticide drift from farmland. “The...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

...Academy of Pediatrics, have recommended DEET-based repellents to protect against mosquitoes and ticks. Source: Newswise ...

Western Australia Witnesses Rise In Ross River Virus Infection

...to stay covered in addition to the use of mosquito repellents due to non-availability of a vaccine to protect against the fast spreading disease, according to Dr Vicki Krause, Director, Centre for Disease Control. "Ross River virus is a virus you'd rather avoid - it causes fever, fatigue, often you get a rash, ...

Leukaemia May Be Triggered By Insecticides

...as cautioned against exposing children to mosquito repellents also. The France based Inserm had conducted the study upon 280 children. Extensive interviews were carried out with mothers of such children. The chances of acute leukaemia was found to be higher in the case of mothers who had used insecticides ins...

PFCAs Detected in the Artic

...sumer and industrial products such as carpet stain repellents and windshield washer fluid, they found levels of the fluorotelomer alcohols as high as 4 per cent. Hence the researchers said that the products themselves were the source of pollution and turning the residual tap will solve the pollution problem o...

Frog Secretions Could Be Used To Ward Off Mosquitoes

... army after the Second World War. They said such repellents (based on secretions of the frog) would only have a limited effect in fighting malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes and is responsible for one million deaths a year. But they said: "The discovery highlights the potential of the unsung properties ...

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

...agnant water and use bed nets, sprays and mosquito repellents in an attempt to take control of the present situation. ...

Cyclone Glenda brings Threat of Fatal Mosquito–borne Diseas

...dusk and at night; use of insect screens, mosquito repellents and wearing protective clothing....

Malaria Claims 35 Lives In Assam

...cially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. During the past five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary troopers have died of malaria in Assam. --Edited IANS...

Mosquito Repellant Resembling Body Odour on the Anvil

...nents present in the commercially available insect repellents which are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Apart from mosquito repellants they are also carrying research with respect to tics and other disease-carrying insects. The initial experimental results are to be published in the scientific ...

Japanese Encephalitis Epidemic Kills 15 in Assam

...ation drive, besides fogging and spraying mosquito repellents to kill the vectors. "Prevention is the best medicine for dealing with Japanese encephalitis," the health official said. (Source: IANS)...

Teens High on Mothballs

...othing, is also found in air fresheners and insect repellents causing liver and kidney failure, and also severe anemia. This discovery came at a time when teenagers were know to be experimenting with legal drugs like OxyContin commonly known as "hillbilly heroin," as well as Vicodin taken from medicine cabine...

Beware of Chikungunya !!

...time mosquito, which spreads the disease. Mosquito repellents will also be useful....

AIIMS Postpones Semester Exam due to Dengue Outbreak

...ad of the disease," he said. Around 2,000 mosquito repellents had been distributed so that doctors could protect themselves from mosquitoes. Over 2,000 people across the country, including 500 in Delhi, have been affected by dengue this year. Source-IANS...

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

...fore going outdoors, it is important to use insect repellents on the skin and clothing to be completely protecte...ug bites. The active ingredient in most commercial repellents is either the insecticide permethrin or the chemical DEET. Repellents containing permethrin should b...

UNICEF Provides 1,000 ITNs to Help Combat Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica

...ted areas. In addition, 6,000 containers of insect repellents will be distributed to communities in affected areas, Bullock-Ducasse said. The Jamaican Cabinet last month approved $450,000 to tackle an outbreak of malaria in the country's Kingston area and the neighboring parish of St. Catherine. Information ...

Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission

Electronic mosquito repellents don’t prevent bites and therefore don’t prevent di... work.” Such personal protection includes mosquito repellents formulated as pills, ointments, lotions and sprays, as well as insecticide-treated or untreated bed ...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...cially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease. Source-IANS/V...

Rescheduled: Aerial Mosquito Treatment for Philadelphia

...ods, usually April through October. -- Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician if you have questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent i...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...cially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease....

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