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One of the most common ingredients in insect repellent is Diethyl-meta-toluamide, often abbreviated to DEET. It was developed by the US Army, Following their experiences in jungle warfare.

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Active ingredient is what the main ingredient in a bug spray is called. The neurotoxins permethrin and pyrethrin serve as respective examples of the main ingredient in non-organic and organic bug sprays.

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many contain organophosphates, which are relatives of nerve gas.

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  • propellant gas (hydrochlorofluorocarbons, butane, propane, carbon dioxide)
  • toxic organophosphates (related to nerve gas)
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