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January 1974

Use of Insect Repellents for Maximum Efficacy

Author Affiliations

USA, San Francisco

From the Department of Dermatology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. Colonel Akers is also affiliated with Letterman Army Institute for Research, Presidio of San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(1):32-35. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630010012002

Many individuals claim that insect repellents offer them little protection. This article explains the factors that lead alternatively either to longer or to shorter protection times. In most instances, those factors leading to shorter protection times can be overcome by more generous and frequent applications of commercially available repellents.

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