safety of the repellent DEET (Cutter, OFF!, etc) for kids

West Nile virus has sparked some new thinking about the safety of the repellent DEET (Cutter, OFF!, etc) for kids.

The American Academy of Pediatrics used to caution against using more than 10% DEET once daily on kids.

This was due to concerns about potential neurotoxicity. But cases were few...and never solidly linked to DEET exposure.

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