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Formerly called N,N-diethyl-toluamide. DEET is an insect repellent, i.e., a chemical that insects such as mosquitoes and ticks avoid. Exposure to high concentrations of DEET can cause cerebral seizures, so it is advisable not to use it as an insect repellent to protect small children.

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