Which mosquito sprays are safe and which ones actually work

There’s something very Australian about the smell of mosquito spray. It’s got a metallic tang, a hint of botanicals and a chemical up-the-nose sensation that spurs memories of camping holidays and cricket games at dusk.

But surely all those chemicals can’t be good for you? NSW Health pathology and Sydney University Medical Entomologist Cameron Webb said repellents sold in Australia have been proven to be safe time and time again, while the illnesses transmitted by mosquito bites are dangerous.

So here’s everything you need to know about your mozzie spray this summer.

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