Accession Number : AD0785684

Title :   Interactions Between Mosquito Repellents and Human Skin,

Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : Spencer, Thomas S. ; Bayles, Steven F. ; Shimmin, Ronald K. ; Gabel, Mark L. ; Akers, William A.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A large variation in duration has been demonstrated by a given repellent. This variability also reflects the minimum effective amount of repellent necessary to repel mosquitoes. Furthermore, differences in dry protection time (DPT) between repellents have been related to the evaporation rates of the repellent which influences both the DPT and the minimum effective dose (MED). Finally, one would expect to obtain the longest protection from mosquitoes with a repellent which has an evaporation rate close to the threshold of repellent vapor or minimum inhibitory concentration which is necessary to repel mosquitoes.

Descriptors :   *INSECT REPELLENTS, SKIN(ANATOMY), EVAPORATION, DOSAGE, TEMPERATURE.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE