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Tincup
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GOOD NEWS!

QUOTE- "Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service posted a bulletin with a surprising headline:

Coconut Oil Compounds Repel Insects Better than DEET.

This announcement followed the results from a study by USDA researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports, stating that fatty acids derived from coconut oil had long-lasting repellency against certain insects—an even better effect than the most widely-used insect repellent in the world."

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http://www.greenmedinfo.com

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Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-it-true-that-the-deet/

Steve

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Love the link TC!

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