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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 4, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A8 JULY 2002 THATS LIFE DEET best way to effectively combat mosquitoes for long periods study BY HKLIN BRANSWELL Canadian Press TORONTO Hate bug bites Hate chemical bug sprays Youve got a bit of a A new study that compared the effi cacy of insect repellents found that only DEETbased products actually protect against mosquito bites for extended peri ods of The best of the nonDEET formula tions offered about two hours of protec but most including a popular skin softening product many people use as a bug repellent offered mere min utes of according to the published today in the New England Journal of Unfortunately they didnt cut the said lead author Mark a dermatologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Im not saying that DEET is the greatest thing ever and that nothing could come along and supplant I think that it has But of the things that are currently its the best of Many consumers are nervous about using bug repellents made with the synthet ic chemical more commonly but per haps not more reassuringly known as Their concerns are not quelled when they read warnings on product labels cautioning to keep DEETbased bug for mulas away from watch sun glasses and some artificial fabrics because DEET can eat through Fradin admitted thats a serious image hurdle for DEET If you know that this stuff will dis solve a plastic polymer that you thought was pretty resilient like your eyeglasses then you could look at it and go why should I put that on my skin Patients questions about bug sprays What works Whats safe are what spurred Fradin to start studying He realized he didnt know much about these products and had to seek out studies in publications doctors dont often such as the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Fradin eventually came up with arm loads of studies but found he was no closer to knowing what Four studies on one product might come up with four different estimates of how long it It all depended on how the study was He decided it was time to do an applestoapples testing 16 insect repellent products headtohead under identical The testing was done at the University of Florida Fradins John is a med ical entomologist there using state Fifteen volunteers applied the vari ous preparations or devices they test ed three repellentsoaked wristbands sold in the but not available in Canada and inserted their arms into a cage containing 10 unfed They then measured how long it took before they were Each repellent was tested three times on each producing 720 DEET at concentrations of nearly 24 and 20 per were the clear offering five and nearly four hours of protection A soy bean oilbased product which is reg istered for use in Canada offered 95 minutes of complete making it a strong contender in the alternative toDEET Also promising was an oil of euca lyptus based product which was intro duced into the United States after the ASSOCIATED PRESS Jennifer shows off her Vero Beach High School science fair project in Vero She devised a lowdensity lab test for her science fair project which was adopted by the University of Florida Medical Entomology Lab for testing the effectiveness of various mosquitorepellent Results of a study of the efficacy of insect repellents some net available in Canada published today in the New England Journal of Brand names are fol lowed by the main active ingredi its and the mean protection time OFF Deep per 5 Sawyer Controlled 20 per OFF per FACT Box Bite Blockcr for soybean two per 95 OFF Skintastic for per 88 SkinSoSoft Bug Guard per 23 10 per 20 Herbal 12 per 19 Green Ban for citronel 10 per 14 Buzz five per original study was Though tested on fewer it offered about two hours worth of bitefree It is not available in But citronellabased products fared offering just minutes of protec And three repellentsoaked wrist bands not sold in Canada were virtual ly We did everything possible to give the alternatives to DEET a fighting chance to demonstrate real Fradin said of the design of the I was a little surprised that there wasnt a greater degree of variation within the Health Canada has been reevaluating the safety and effica cy of insect repellents approved for use in the last few Last year it updated its recommenda tions on saying it is safe to use in low concentrations on children six months and It announced it would phase out products containing over 30 per cent explaining it is safer to reapply a 30percent formula tion in the run of a day than to apply a 95percent formulation Cheryl a toxicologist with the departments Pest Management Regulatory acknowledged some people are reticent to use But the review reconfirmed for the department that the which has been around for more than 40 is safe when used To put it into we know that DEET is probably used by more than 50 million people every year in North largely without So I think when you put it into that perspec tive we can say that DEET has a very good safety Fradin said despite DEETs long his tory of there have been fewer than 50 reported cases of significant Most involved excessive and repeated use of DEET he Kevin director of Toronto General Hospitals centre for travel and tropical said the products track record is hard to argue Im a fan of science and things that Kain said when asked if hes a PHYSIOTHERAPY Your guide to better living SkinSoSoft Bug cit per SkinSoSoft Bath uncer SkinSoSoft Moisturizing per Gone Original per 18 Repello per 12 Gone Plus Repelling citronella 25 per 12 Canadian Press fan of DEETbased He figures DEETs name has a lot to do with the resistance to Just the name of the thing it sounds like it would make cancer sprout out of your Kain If it was something sort of more holistic or more natural sounding about it wouldnt have nearly the PR prob lem that it On the Net The New England Journal of http 11 Health Canadas safety tips on insect http I ca Ipmra arla Health Canadas mosquito control http 11 ca eng Kids need at least nine hours of sleep a NEW YORK Any change in be it a staying up late or sleeping can throw off inter nal sleep The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research has launched its Sleep Do Well Star Sleeper Campaign to reinforce the idea that children need at least nine hours of sleep each night even during the Kids often have a hard time sleeping in an unfamiliar The sleepdisorder centre offers these ideas to make children feel comfortable when theyre in a bed other than their own Bring a favourite nighttime book or or photos from Keep up the regular bedtime rou tine as much as And try to keep the same Pack familiar pillows or sheets and Provide enough quiet time before bedtime so children will be ready for Avoid big meals too close to bed time and limit sugar and If children are having trouble sleep ing at the sleepdisorder centre suggests these steps toward making the room a more restful environment Make sure childrens rooms con tain their favourite toys but limit the number of Designate a separate place for the com puter and electronic and set times at which they can be Television and video games work against the deceleration children need as they get ready to go to Allow children to help pick out sheets or other design elements in the Keep the room comfortable and quiet after lights If total dark ness is too use a night Adjust the temperature to main tain a favourable sleep environment not too hot and not too The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research is part of the National Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of On the Net govl Now licensed to transport people into Winnipeg for MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS BUSINESS MEETINGS NOW ADDED SHILO RUN NOW 2O47293332 18888845533 112919th Street 7276806 Parents dream of sons future after toddler receives new heart MONTREAL A fathers dream of seeing his son live a normal life and maybe even charge around a roughand tumble soccer field came closer to reali ty yesterday as the twoyearold boy recovered from a heart Emile Jutras had been living with a hightech implanted to replace his damaged ticker until a healthy organ could be He underwent five hours of surgery at the Montreal Childrens Hospital yes terday after a new heart was taken from a fiveyearold organ donor in New Emile was list ed in critical but stable condition Doctors expect him to be able to go home in a matter of Emiles father Sleeve and his mother Shirley Grondin looked tired but happy at a news where they foresaw a active life for the toddler whose heart was severely weakened by a viral infection earlier this Emile should live a normal Steeve Jutras told Theres no limit to what hell be able to Jutras noted that because Emile got his new heart when he was so young hell easily adapt to any limitations the transplant puts on him because he does nt have the life experience of an older Press George Stranges Bookmart USID HOOKS 10th Slroftl Summer Rush is upon UK Books Galore iific in dtid InsfnrnlitHutl DAILY fe 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