Eugene, OR (PRWEB) June 8, 2006
Buzz Away Extreme, a new natural alternative to DEET-based insect repellents, has hit the market just in time for the July 4th weekend.
The repellent, made with eco-friendly soy bean oil and various natural plant oils, has been shown to repel mosquitoes for up to 8 hours and ticks for up to 3.5 hours. This is good news for families concerned about insect-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and Lyme disease carried by ticks. For complete information, visits http://www.quantumhealth.com
“Buzz Away Extreme’s effectiveness is greater than many DEET-based repellents and among natural repellents, it is the finest product one can buy”, said Quantum Health President, Eve McClure. “It fits the bill for the increasing number of people that prefer to avoid DEET-based repellents, which can melt plastic, are not recommended for small children and do not mix well with sun block lotions”.
The new Extreme formula joins the Buzz Away line, which has been the top-selling natural repellent brand in America and is growing in Canada.
Numerous studies have shown “Buzz Away Extreme’s effectiveness under varying conditions. In one USDA study comparing eleven products, the formula earned a top rating by repelling three common species of mosquito for a mean average of 7.2 hours. In a field study conducted by Canada’s University of Guelph, this formula proved to be 92% effective after 3 hours. A low percentage DEET-based formula was only 79% effective 3 hours after application.
Buzz Away Extreme also repels ticks. In a new lab study Buzz Away Extreme repelled American Dog ticks more effectively than a 25% DEET formula. The first phase of the test showed the formula was 100% effective compared to using no repellent. The second phase measured tick repellency over time in comparison with a 25% DEET formula. The results showed that Buzz Away Extreme was “significantly more effective” after 3 hours and 3.5 hours.
“Tick repellency is important to consumers concerned about Lyme Disease Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Tick Typhus,” said McClure. “The Buzz Away Extreme formula has also been tested on deer ticks, and found to be highly repellent to the deer tick for at least 2 to 2.5 hours after application’.”
Buzz Away Extreme is available in the U.S. and Canada in most Health Food Stores, as well as in some Hardware, Sporting Goods, and Outdoor stores. The line includes Buzz Away Extreme spray and towelettes, Buzz Away Original spray and towelettes, Buzz Away Sun Block Lotion, Buzz Away Citronella 20-Hour Candles, Itch Nix Gel for poison ivy and oak, and Sting Soothe.
For more information on Buzz Away Extreme visit http://www.quantumhealth.com
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Quantum, Inc. -- Natural Products That Make a Difference -- Quantum is a natural product company founded in 1981 that specializes in unique formulations designed to help people feel and look their best. Key categories include cold sore treatments, canker sore treatments, cold and flu relief, natural insect repellents, head lice treatments, skin care and immune support. Based in Eugene, OR, Quantum’s makes over 50 products which are distributed throughout the United States and Canada and on the Internet. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-448-1448 or visit http://www.quantumhealth.com
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