• http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGM7HBINWB7WMLEIAP35HPQSIM mimi

    We’ve been using about 2 tsp vanilla (generic) in a cup of water. Works good on our dog, too!

    • Heather

      Mimi, thanks for that great tip! Are you spraying it right on your skin, or just leaving it out in bowls?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.coty.9 Tony Coty

    According to a study by UC Riverside scientists, many mosquito coils – most notably those manufactured in Asia – often contain up to one percent BCME (which stands for bis[cloromethyl]ether, a chemical associated with the breakdown of S-2). BCME
    has been described as “the most potent lung cancer chemical ever
    discovered.” And lung cancer is just about the most deadly cancer known.
    In one Chinese factory where mosquito coils were manufactured, a large
    fraction of employees were dead within five years of starting their
    jobs. The cause? Lung cancer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.coty.9 Tony Coty

    It is very irresponsible to make a broad statement that says something is safe without having had time to do some investigating. People trust someone who seems to be an authority and they are grateful for the tip, but they never double check to see if this information is correct. Here, the suggestion that masquito coils are natural and thus safe, is very wrong and can potentially cause cancer to people reading this information. Whoever wrote this advice, should do their homework before dispensing bad advice.

  • charle

    There are several hazards that are known to be caused by mosquito coils. In 1999, sparks from mosquito coils ignited a fire that swept through a three-story dormitory building at a summer camp in South Korea; 23 persons, including 19 children, died in the blaze.[7] Recent studies showed that the smoke generated from burning mosquito coil is of certain health concerns – one burning mosquito coil produces the same amount of particulate mass (diameter up to 2.5 ?m) as 75-137 burning cigarettes would; and the emission of formaldehyde from one burning coil can be as high as that released from 51 burning cigarettes.

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