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I apply bug repellant to cut-off tops of socks, then slip them on kid's 
wrists and ankles. No bugs...less skin contact with repellant.

Jill DeWitt
Kansas City, MO
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From: "Della" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:12 AM
Subject: Another Caveat


> Many of us go out  birding slathered with sunscrene and sprayed well with
> insect repellent.
> A Physician and Sportsmedicine journal warn us that the combination of bug
> repellent and topical sunscrene can be toxic if  APPLIED SIMULTANEOUSLY. 
> It
> is suggested that we apply sunscrene early in the day and the insect
> repellent a bit later in the day.  They can both be worn but should not be
> APPLIED  simultaneously.
> The toxicity can result in rash, low blood pressure, dizziness and/or
> headaches.  It can be especially toxic to children.
> I mention this to you all because it can be so very difficult to drag home 
> a
> dizzy birder who has fallen over the cliff.
> Heres to better birding.
>
> Della Rhoades
> Camden County
>
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