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Unique repellents as ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate: easy and safe protection against head lice

ANJA MARTINA BOHLMANN
Merck KGaA, Frankfurter Str. 250, Darmstadt, D-64293, Germany

Abstract

Repellents are worldwide used in personalprotection against biting insects which are potentialvectors of diseases. Head lice are not vectors of diseases,but control measures against head lice are necessary toprevent spread of infestations. Repellents are only used insome countries currently for personal louse protection.However, repellent products containing unique activeslike Ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate (IR3535®) couldcomplete control measures against head lice worldwide.