Anti-mosquito spraying, baked, boiled (with electricity), and that applied to the body it can not guarantee security for our health, especially children. Why not anti-mosquito drugs safe? Because it is made from synthetic chemicals such as organophosphate and carbamate compounds, which are included in the class of pesticides. Both these chemicals can inhibit the action of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme which works on the brain barrier system and can trigger the transfer signals (neurotransmitters) in human nerve. “If the enzyme is impaired, the feature can be known laymen are often dizziness and nausea, that interfere with thinking,” said Dr. rer. nat. Budiawan.
In children, he added, if these enzymes work until disturbed, then the child’s development and the workings of the brain most likely also be disrupted. “Simply this. Receive and process information that is part determinant Intelligence, strongly influenced by the movement of neurotransmitter most responsible for the work system of the brain. Well, what would happen if the AChE-stepping its neurotransmitter disrupted? “
In addition to organophosphate chemicals (among other things, dichlorphos / DDVP) and carbamates (eg, propoxur), most drugs currently available anti-mosquito contain active chemicals Pyrethroid group, such as allethrin, bioallethrin and transflutrin. “Of all the ingredients of insecticides, in principle, very dangerous. Especially if it is used disproportionately, may emicu nervous system damage. “
Not to mention if into a drug is added anti-mosquito S2 (octachloro dipropyl ether) to make it more powerful to kill all the mosquitoes and other insects sepert cockroaches, flies, ants. “It makes far more dangerous, because when burned, these materials can produce BCME (bischloromethyl ether) which triggered risk of lung cancer,” said Director of the Center for Environmental Risk Assessment and Safety Science, University of Indonesia (UI Puska RKL), which also researcher Toxicology and lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, State University of Indonesia.
That’s why Budi remind us all to be careful of drug anti-mosquito. “Try not to repeat, although a little into our bodies. Whether through the respiratory, skin, or other media that can deliver, such as food and beverages. “
Important note, all objects in the room who use drugs can be a media anti-mosquito Conductor entry of harmful substances into the body. Therefore, drugs that are in the room anti-mosquito are actually not directly lost to evaporate. These chemicals stick to the existing objects, including bedding, furniture, floors, walls, sills, and others. Thus, a chemical coating that remains may enter the body through the hands that incorporate food into the mouth, absorbed directly into the skin after contact with contaminated media, or inhaled through the nose and mouth because we slept on top of existing media contaminated.
WHAT the hell is IN MEDICINE anti-mosquito
Below Budi disclose anything contained in any type of medication anti-mosquito.
Drug anti-mosquito spray
Also called normal with the use of liquid insect repellent spray. Although the shape change during use, but its active substances are not lost or fused with oxygen as the active substance is sprayed heavier than oxygen.
This species contains an active synthetic chemicals (alletrin, transflutrin, pralethrin, bioallethrin, esbiothrin, etc.) that have been formed in such a way, so it can delivered smoke to kill mosquitoes and other insects. Because heated, do not close the possibility of active ingredient that breaks down into other compounds are much more reactive than the previous. Of course so much more harmful effects.
Sadder still anti-mosquito fuel drug often used in an enclosed space. The reason, become useless if it is used in the open. However, if like this, of active compounds and new compounds formed from the combustion process within our breathing.
It would not close the possibility, if we put anti-mosquito drugs all night, for as long as we put harmful substances into the body. Imagine how many harmful chemicals that exist in our bodies. That’s just one of anti mosquitoes in one night, lo. What happens when we use more than one over the years as well?
Because of this anti-mosquito synthetic chemicals released in the form of gas (aerosol), he could urge the oxygen so that the distribution of oxygen in the room is not evenly distributed. No wonder when we use the drugs anti-mosquito fuels indoors, breathing feels a bit heavy. From this fact, it was thought the drug could reduce the proportion of fuel anti-mosquito content of oxygen in the room.
Drug electrical anti-mosquito (mat)
Mat form not much different from the drug anti-mosquito fuel. Both can be effective only work when there is evaporation by heating. Drug anti-mosquito this type of use is also the active ingredient (such as alletrin, transflutrin, or pralethrin) in the pulp, of stabilizer, and certain organic chemicals that evaporate when heated. The function of this organic material to vaporize or delivering the active ingredients anti-mosquito so it can work.
Because this species is not visible and often added a certain fragrance, users often do not realize that she was sipping a risk to his compound. In this type of fuel, because the visible and deeply felt, the user can avoid direct contact. It will also take action to protect themselves, opened the window wide open or shut when his eyes smarting anti-mosquito drug or the shortness of breath.
Well, the electricity anti-mosquito drugs, interference was not direct. For, fooled by the tasty smell fragrance issued, is also not a direct cause irritation to eyes. So practically anti-mosquito drugs of this type is more dangerous than other anti-mosquito drug.
As with any medication anti-mosquito fuel, electricity anti-mosquito drugs can make our breath so severe that crowded.
Drug anti-mosquito lotion
Drug anti-mosquito this type using a mix that makes it easier to soak into the skin. Mediator anti-mosquito this type is our own skin, not baked, heated or sprayed. Here’s what to watch out, because surely, it can mix ingredients easily absorbed and strongly attached to the skin. Whereas synthetic chemicals are not safe for health.
Not to mention, this type of drug anti-mosquito some use a mixture diethyltoluamide (DEET), which are corrosive. Of course it is quite possible existence could erode the layers of our skin. Never mind the human skin, DEET is also very capable of eroding PVC plastic.
SHORT & LONG TERM EFFECTS
Securities that can be felt directly due anti-mosquito drug will vary in each child. But generally, children feel shortness of breath, allergy in the form of interference in skin, skin irritation, coughing, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and even fainting. Furthermore, it is possible the child’s brain development will be inhibited.
For the long term, Budi added, contact with the drug every day and continuous anti-mosquito can cause lung cancer and skin cancer (the type of lotion) in the next 5-10 years. The short-term can irritate the skin, the skin feels hot and tender.
If there are signs of short-term effects on children, immediately take it out of the room. Tidurkan children in the open, let him breathe in the air as much as possible. After that, as soon as possible take the child to the doctor.
If forced to NOT USE, BASED …
Indeed, all anti-mosquito drug is not safe for health. But with the fact the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, it seems difficult not to use drugs anti-mosquito. For this reason, dr. Endang Lestari, SpA (K) from RSAB Harapan Kita, Jakarta, argued, may be using drugs anti-mosquito but note should be careful. Like what? Check out some tips from Endang and Budi:
- Use mosquito coils should be avoided. Even if forced to, use in well-ventilated areas or wide open spaces.
- For spray anti-mosquito drug, its use at least 2 hours before someone came into the room. Ideally, all items in the room is sprayed afterwards wiped with a damp cloth. Meanwhile, a material made of fabric or the like that absorb the chemicals to be replaced. It could also close all the objects in the room before spraying.
- For electric anti-mosquito drug, 2 hours before residents enter the room must be disabled.
- Drug anti-mosquito lotions that use synthetic chemicals and active ingredients DEET should not be used by children, pregnant women and nursing mothers because of its content which is corrosive to the skin is absorbed. Children under five with sensitive skin can suffer from allergies. Or the child may be poisoned because he put lotion smeared anti-mosquito finger to his mouth.
- For adults, if you want to use mosquito repellent lotion, then use as little as possible. If the skin feels hot, sore, red, itching, or discomfort immediately stop, flush with clean water, and do not use anymore.
- Do not use the drug anti-mosquito every day because the greater the chances for insecticide material to enter the body. If it came in, very difficult issued, and will certainly be toxic to the body.
SAFE ALTERNATIVE CROP anti-mosquito
Rather than using modern anti-mosquito drugs, better use of traditional medicine anti-mosquito raw materials taken from nature such as plants. For example, eucalyptus oil for centuries ago has been used to smear the skin of infants and adults to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
However, if traditional medicine is also a potent anti mosquito repel mosquitoes modern times? Do not worry! As stated by Dr. Setiawan Dalimartha of Development and Application Center of Traditional Medicine (SP3T) DKI Jakarta, “These plants are not less efficacy of insect repellent with the chemical mosquito repel mosquitoes.”
In fact, he added, these plants have the advantage, namely, “There is absolutely not toxic and harmful to human health for short-term and long term. Unlike chemical anti-mosquito drugs that can cause cancer. “
HOW DO I?
Mosquito repellent plants, can be used to process them into a pembalur herb or essential oil. “We can put it away in the room, the room was not approached by mosquitoes,” added Dalimartha. That’s because the odor released by these plants cause mosquitoes or insects do not want to be anywhere near the plant.