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Evaluation of lead and arsenic content of Azardirachta indica seed oil and Citrus sinensis peel oil creams as mosquito repellent

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Godfred Yaw Boanyah, Ruth Brenyah, Precious Bondzie-Quaye

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Int. J. Biomol. & Biomed.12( 2), 1-5, March 2021


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There is an increase preference for plant-based repellents due to their effectiveness, environmentally friendliness and biodegradable nature. It is therefore necessary to ascertain the safety of these repellents by analysing their heavy metal content. This study has shown that lead and arsenic content of Azadirachta indica seed oil cream and Citrus sinensis peel oil cream as mosquito repellent is insignificant and therefore  very safe for use according to the Ghana Standard Authority specification. These results provide new insight into the safety of these natural mosquito repellents.


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