This Infographic from the Huffington Post informs readers on different bug spray chemicals and research performed by the Environmental Working Group. As insect repellent is designed to keep living things away, it’s safe to assume there are some pretty toxic elements involved. However, research showed unfortunately most of these chemicals are not only harmful to mosquitoes and the like, but also to humans. While you may be preventing West Nile, Malaria and Lyme Disease, you could be at risk for different health concerns later on.
The bug spray chemicals infographic makes suggestions regarding specific toxins and what concentration they should be kept below. It also makes reference to other methods of bug repellent, including candles, clip-ons and clothing. There are also harmful elements in these methods as well.