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Why You Should Avoid Mosquito Repellent

It’s that time of year again when you see all those ridiculous commercials and service announcements on the news to spray yourself down with mosquito repellent. I urge you to do otherwise.

Any chemical that can kill bugs is also harmful to your health. Whatever they are designed to do to the bug they do the human body on a lower level. Bug repellent, mosquito repellent, whatever you want to call it, is a pesticide. Pesticides are powerful neurotoxins that destroy your health.

Being exposed to airborne mosquito repellent is a serious risk in and of itself, but to directly apply it to the skin is just absurd. All the harmful ingredients are absorbed directly into your body, where they disrupt, damage and alter your organs and systems.

Pesticides used in mosquito repellent are linked to a variety of serious disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, insomnia, autism, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety disorders, liver disorders, unexplained chronic pain, elevated cholesterol and a long list of other symptoms that may include headaches, trembling and nervousness, extreme fatigue, memory loss, shortness of breath, joint and muscle pain and many more.

These toxins destroy the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, reproductive system, detoxification system, gastrointestinal system and cardiovascular system, thus leaving the body vulnerable to all kinds of syndromes, conditions and diseases.

Yes, I know that the manufacturers of mosquito repellent have used the whole West Nile Virus issue to frighten you into believing that using it is necessary to protect your health, but that is simply not true.

The chance you are going to get West Nile Virus is very minimal, expecially in comparison to the risks of pesticide use. There probably isn’t anything more harmful you could do to yourself than apply pesticides to your skin.

During this time of year in many areas you are also subjected to mosquito fogging, this is another very dangerous exposure you should avoid. Find out when your community fogs and be sure to remain in your house with the windows closed. You’ll want to read this other post on mosquito fogging for additional information.

Mosquito Fogging – What You Need to Know

Here’s a great piece of info from Dr. Mercola on West Nile and the dangers of mosquito repellent.

Protect you and your family’s physical and mental/emotional health by educating yourself with the facts about the dangers of mosquito repellent and the truth about the West Nile Virus.

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