/How can you know which active ingredient a product contains?

Check the product label if you have questions-–repellents must specify their active ingredients. In some cases you will note the chemical name in addition to/instead of the “common” name:

  • DEET is N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide
  • Picaridin is KBR 3023, sometimes known as Picaridin is KBR 3023, sometimes known as “Bayrepel”
  • The active ingredient in oil of lemon eucalyptus is p-menthane 3,8-diol (PMD)
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