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Raid and Doom Plug ins -How is this not harmful to us humans but can kill bugs?

They are plugged in all night while we are sleeping, we are breathing this in while we are sleeping! Surely 8 - 12 hours of this is not really good!! 62 mths ago

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It's not harmful to humans unlss you spend more than 8 hours a day breathing the fumes or unless you have an allergic reaction to it. Don't get me wrong...it IS poisonous, but lethality depends on the dose. It works like this: a mozzie or other insect is TINY, so it doesn't take a lot of poison to kill it. Usually, a very low dose is required. Human being MUCH larger would require a larger dose, and the concentration of poison released is simply not enough to harm you. It's the same as antibiotics. Antibiotics CAN harm and kill you because they are designe to kill bacteria that resides within your body, but since bacteria is so small, the dose required to kill them won't harm you unless you take an overdose. If it makes your bose stuffy, then you'e having an allergic reaction to it. It's not due to the poison being harmful in the poisonous way. ;-)

62 mths ago

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They make my keel trek toe.

62 mths ago

Good question Daisies. I was actually wondering the same last night. i plug it in in my room and kids' rooms and have been doing so for a couple of nights now. I see on the pack something about not using when you have breathing problems, etc. but it doesn't give any long term effects. I mean, if you use this every night for the duration of the summer months, is there anything that can affect you?

62 mths ago

i can not plug in in in my house as it cuases my sons throat to close up and he has to be rushed to the hospital for treatment, so yes thay must effect humans but each one in a different way

62 mths ago

I make a mixture of about 1 liter distilled water, 50 drops each of citronella and lemon grass essential oils. Shake it up in a spray bottle, and spray it on yourself and your bedding at night. Works better than poisons to keep mozzies away, and causes no harm to humans.

62 mths ago

nop .we have ours on 24/7 . no problems

62 mths ago

It takes a lot less of the poison to kill the bugs than what it takes to kill a human, but it is still poisonous to humans you just don't take in big enough quantities of it to kill you once of, but it is harmful to your body in the long run. the biggest danger with those things is the fact that they cause fires that will definitely kill you!! I will never use them as I know of 3 people that had it plugged in and it exploded because of a leakage. Luckily they were all home AND awake so the damage was minimal but if you're asleep and that happens you won't be that lucky....

62 mths ago

I am sure they are harmful to humans. All artificial chemicals are. It is just not obvious. Silent but not healthy.

62 mths ago

Ek dink dat hulle nie gesond is nie. Veel beter om die mozzies dood te poep.

62 mths ago

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