What You Need to Know About Zika Virus | Lafe's Natural BodyCare
About Zika Virus
The Zika virus is an insect-borne illness that is spread from person to person through mosquito bites. A Zika infection, while generally not found to be fatal, can have serious implications for pregnant women. Contracted during pregnancy, Zika can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other fetal brain defects. Originally discovered in Brazil, Zika has now been reported to be in the United States.
Pregnant and trying-to-conceive families are being warned by health organizations to take preventative measures.
World health researchers and virus specialists are currently recommending that the best way to stay protected from the Zika virus is to stay away from areas where Zika is prevalent and to take great precaution to wear insect repellant. But for pregnant women and trying-to-conceive families, traditional DEET-based insect repellent may not feel like the most healthy way to keep the family protected.
Lafe's Offers an Organic Alternative
We know that wearing DEET and other forms of insect repellents can be harsh on your skin. If you are an expectant mother, you may be worried about the effects of harmful chemicals affecting your unborn child. Lafe’s Organic Insect Repellents offer an alternative to DEET and citronella-based products.
Made with Germanium, our insect repellents repel both mosquitoes and ticks, are gentle on the skin, don't leave you feeling sticky, and provide a pleasant, non-chemical aroma.
All of our repellents are:
- USDA NOP Certified Organic
- DEET Free
- Gluten Free
- Cruelty Free
- Proplyene Glycol Free
- Parabens Free
- Triclosan Free
- Citronella Free
- SLS/SLES/Sodium Laurel Sulfate Free
- PEG Compounds Free
- Petroleum Free
- DEA/TEA/MEA Free
- VOCs Free
- FD&C Colors/Dye Free
- Mineral Oil Free
When you're looking for a day-in and day-out solution to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe from mosquitos and other insects this summer, look to Lafe's.
Shop our Organic Insect Repellents below:
--- DID YOU KNOW? ---
- No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus.
- Two species of mosquitoes that can carry the virus are found in parts of this country. Humid, warm cities in the South are particularly good habitats for the main carrier, Aedes aegypti, which lives in urban areas and only bites humans.
- Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime.
- Based on birth rates, more than 2 million pregnant women in 20 Zika-prone states and large cities could be at risk this summer.