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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Insect repellent lol, love seeing these old bottles. Not sure the date, but it was made in the USA

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    1. Bootson Bootson, 11 years ago
      I remember using 6-12 when I was a kid. Just imagine how many mosquitoes you can grow in Minnesota, the "Land of Ten Thousand Lakes".
    2. G. Crawford, 10 years ago
      It was very popular when I was young. We used it while in the Que. bush near where I lived and at our Adirondack camp. I can still remember the smell. That and the infamous DDT. Very, very greasy and mildly effective. No where near as effective as todays DEET based products.
    3. gary mcgaha, 10 years ago
      I found a bottle of 6-12 insect repellent in my cold air return while cleaning my ducts.
    4. vintagegal01, 6 years ago
      I remember my grandmother always having a stick of 6-12 in her purse whenever they took us to the Belle Isle zoo or the park or just at a back yard picnic. The ad says its odorless but I remember it had a very distinct smell. Not objectionable at all, very pleasant actually. I remember it was in a small tube about the size of a roll of nickles it had a yelllow tube with blue writing that had a circle with the 6-12 on it. The stuff inside was like a waxy greasy stick the you pushed up from the bottom as you needed it and you just rubbed it on and it lasted for hours. Often wonder why they took it off the market. I found an all natural bug repellant at a local farmers market and the smell brings back memories of the old 6-12 Grandma used to carry. Ahhh the memories!
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Back in the 50's everyone had a bottle of 6-12 in their fishing creel or tackle box.
    6. Northwestelf, 4 years ago
      In 1965 my son ingested 6-12 Insect Repellant. He was about 2 1/2. He was uncontrollably agitated and sleepless for 48 hours. He has brain damage which I attribute to the accident. I did no research at the time but would like to learn the ingredients and dangers./
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Northwestelf - I will post a link below. It is for the MSDS sheet for 6-12. MSDS is Material Safety Data Sheet. Ant time you have a question about things like this or even pills, household cleaners etc. just research the MSDS sheet for the product. The link below is an entire google search results.
    8. pamelacremins, 2 years ago
      I have almost a full bottle. I used some 2 days ago, still works like a charm
    9. GRJ, 10 hours ago
      Hi all, I found a bottle of this cleaning out my Dad's camping stuff, and researched it. Then created an account here when I saw the previous posts just so I could warn everyone -- The active ingredient in 6-12 insect repellent was banned in 1991 by at least the USA and Canada, because it was proven to cause harm to fetuses when pregnant women used it. So I definitely would not use it. I'm going to put this in my hazardous disposal sack.

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