Updated on 18 May 2022
Which repellent is safe for your baby depends on her age, and the type of repellent that you choose.
Mostly plug-in repellents and coils are convenient as they work well in a limited area, indoors. However, it's advisable not to use them around your baby. Let's read to know more:
Plug-in mosquito repellents are manufactured in the form of vapourisers and mats. They may contain chemicals that are not safe for breathing and can aggravate breathing problems.
Many at times it also irritate the eyes or cause allergies. In larger quantity, the chemicals can cause serious illnesses.
If your area is plagued with frequent and long power cuts, plug-in repellents will be ineffective as it requires electricity.
Te smoke of coils pollutes the air around them when burned indoors and used for long-term,. Children are more susceptible to air pollutant exposure than adults at faster pace.
Furthermore, Long-term exposure side-effects can include allergies, asthma and persistent wheeze in children, as well as respiratory irritation. Research has also linked it with lung cancer because they produce smoke.
Extra care should be taken while using these products as in avoiding inhalation of spray, fumes or smoke.
Always be alert and keep in mind the below mentioned points while using coils and plug-in mosquito repellents:
Remember liquid vapourisers, coils and mats should only be used in addition to other ways of repelling mosquitoes, such as repellents that are applied to the skin, protective clothing and/or mosquito nets.
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