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Mosquitoes Repelled By Tomato-Based Substance; Safer, More Effective Than DEET

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June 11, 2002
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North Carolina State University
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A substance produced by tomatoes repels mosquitoes and other insects more effectively and is safer than DEET, the chemical most commonly used in insect repellents, a North Carolina State University scientist has discovered.

A substance produced by tomatoes repels mosquitoes and other insects more effectively and is safer than DEET, the chemical most commonly used in insect repellents, a North Carolina State University scientist has discovered.


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North Carolina State University. (2002, June 11). Mosquitoes Repelled By Tomato-Based Substance; Safer, More Effective Than DEET. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/06/020611070622.htm
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