The Hindu's touting "Mortein NaturGard" of Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd, as 'Safe Killer' (of Mosquitoes), in Monday, the March 05, 2012, 'BUYLINES" Coloumn of 'METROPLUS" of this Daily News Paper appear to be a paid-news.
While touting it as 'SAFE", this misleadingly named "Mortein NaturGard" not only contains just only an infinitesimal fraction of a percent of 'Citronellal' but also a host of harmful chemicals.
The actual chemical composition is, Transfluthrin (1.6, w/w%), Stabilizer (BHT: BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE) (1.0%, w/w), Deodorised Kerosene (96.4%), Perfume (1.0%, w/w) – This 'Perfume' is declared to contain a mixture of a number of aroma chemicals like Benzyl, Acetol, Citronellal (an extract of Lemon Grass / Citronellol - only a very small fraction of this one percent), Dimethyl, Octadiene, etc.. While Transfluthrin is a known Toxin, all others listed including those of 'Perfume' do have ill Health-Effects on Humans & Animals], Deodorised Kerosene (96.4%): totalling 100%.
Some of the known side-effects of these include extensive spread of ‘Respiratory Diseases’ not to speak of brain cancer, blood cancer, kidney failures, etc., especially among the infants, old people, pregnant women and those who are, generally, with weak immunity system or convalescing from some or other disease.
I am giving below a table containing the actual chemical composition of "Mortein NatureGard" of 'Reckitt Benckister' as published on its package:
The Actual Chemical Composition as declared on the Package of the misleadingly named ‘Mortein NaturGard’ of 'Reckitt Benckister', along with my Cautionary Comments:-
Active Ingredients: W/w Qty:
Stabilizer (BHT) 1
Deodorised Kerosene 96.4
Mortein NaturGard (Misleadingly Named) The said Perfume is decaled to contain a mixture of a number of aroma chemicals like Benzyl, Acetrol, Citronellol (an extract of Lemon Grass / Citronella - only a fraction of a percent), Dimethyl, Octadiene, etc.. While Transfuthrin is a known Toxin and all others listed including those of 'Perfume' do have ill Health-Effects on Humans & Animals.
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