GIVE-AWAY ALERT: Fight Dengue with DEET-free Guard Insect Repellent12:05 PM
It's on the news everyday - dengue fever in the Philippines is on the rise. In our region alone (CALABARZON), there are already 6,488 cases as of the second week of August 2011. In Pasig, which is the city next to our town, 707 dengue fever cases have been indentified. I know I have protected our home from dengue fever-causing mosquitoes but how sure can I be that my boy is protected when he's not at home. That's when I discovered this DEET-free Guard Insect Repellent.
Why I choose a DEET-free insect repellent
I edit dozens of medical articles a day for a living and that made me more aware of what DEET can do to the body. DEET or diethyltoluamide (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), was developed by the US Army back in the 1950s to protect soldiers assigned in malaria-infested areas. It is a plasticizer and can damage rubber, plastic, and vinyl materials. Overdose of this substance can lead to itching, vomiting, bradychardia, and hypotension. Just imagine what this can do to kids.
Why I choose a Picaridin-based insect repellent
Picaridin or Icaridin offers the same protection that DEET can provide when it comes to repelling mosquitoes and other insects. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, picaridin is often superior to DEET minus the irritating effects to skin.
Below is an infographic that compares DEET and Picaridin:
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Why I choose Guard Insect Repellent
I choose Guard Insect Repellent because it is the only insect repellent in the Philippines with picaridin which is safe for kids ages one year and up. I love its fresh powdery scent and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling on the skin which is best for a tropical country such as ours. Lastly, it is so affordable at only Php 44.50 for a 25ml tube, Php 68.50 for a 50ml tube, and Php 122 for a 100ml tube. They even have a trial sachet sold at onlly Php 6.25!
Win Guard Insect Repellent gift packs!
I'm giving one (1) lucky reader and two (2) of his/her friends the chance to try Guard Insect Repellent. Up for grabs are 3 50ml tubes of Guard Insect Repellent in their cutie pouches. Here's how to join:
REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Share your anti-dengue fever tip/s to parents by leaving a comment to this post.
Kindly include your name, email, and the links to your tweets and FB posts. You can always edit your comment to add any additional links should you post/tweet more than once.
For 1 extra raffle point:
Like The 24-Hour Mommy (http://www.facebook.com/The24HourMommy) and Guard Insect Repellent (http://www.facebook.com/GuardInsectRepellent) on Facebook. Then,click the Facebook Share button at the beginning of this entry and tag us with this post:
"I, @Guard Insect Repellent, and @The 24-Hour Mommy say NO to dengue fever!"
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For 1 extra raffle point:
Tweet about this give-away by clicking the Tweet This button at the beginning of this entry and adding @mauieflores at the end of your tweet.
Only 1 entry a day per reader.
This give-away is open to Philippine-based readers only as I will be shipping the Guard Insect Repellent gift packs. I will only be accepting entries until September 15, 2011 12 noon. The name of the winner will be posted in The 24-Hour Mommy Facebook page.
Guard Insect Repellent is available in Puregold Price Club, Robinson's Supermarkets, Rustan's Supermarkets, Shopwise, Waltermart, and leading drug stores nationwide. It is a product of Consumer Care Products, Incorporated. You can visit http://www.guardinsectrepellent.com for more information about the product.
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