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USDA develops mosquito repellent finishing on textiles
08
Dec '09
Mosquito repellent textiles is one of the revolutionary ways to advance the textile field by providing the much-needed features of driving away mosquitoes, especially in the tropical areas.

It protects the human beings from the bite of mosquitoes and thereby promising safety from the mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever (DF), Nile fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), chicken gunia and filariasis, which are serious public health problems in tropical regions, especially in Africa and Asia.

Developed by the US Department of Agriculture, Di-Ethyl Meta Toluamide (DEET) was first used by the military. It is applied as a skin lotion and its effectiveness lasts for four to five hours. DEET cannot be applied on fabrics, as it does not withstand even mild laundering.

The N-N Diethyl Benz amide treated fabric gave 100% effectiveness on cotton fabric. Fabric treated with 7% and 14% N-N Diethyl Benz amide showed better mosquito repellency.

The findings of the study reveal that the 14 % concentration of Mosquito repellent treated fabrics found to be very effective and can be used for hygienic and health care application.

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