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Powerful Mosquito Repellent Coating Against Dengue by AkzoNobel

Published on 2022-06-20. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Science-based Formulation   

AkzoNobel Mosquito Repellent Coatings Known as Well-being Protection Anti-Mosquito, the colorless matt varnish contains an active ingredient called permethrin.

Its repellent action is specifically designed to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which was largely responsible for dengue cases in Brazil surging 165% during the first few months of 2022-according to figures from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

As well as spreading dengue, Aedes aegypti can also transmit the zika and chikungunya virus.

Role of Permethrin

When a mosquito lands on the new transparent topcoat, the permethrin is absorbed through its feet and over-excites the insect’s nervous system, causing it to disengage or fall off. Permethrin is a well-known repellent and is commonly used in fabrics for mosquito nets and protective clothing.

The effectiveness of Well-being Protection Anti-Mosquito was tested in an independent external laboratory, certified by the Brazilian Network of Analytical Laboratories in Health.

All the tests took place on painted walls and ceilings in a life-size house environment and successfully proved that mosquitoes were repelled from the room after contact, with the active ingredient being retained in the varnish matrix.

Prevention Required Against Dengue

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, the global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically, with around half the world’s population at risk.

Up until May 14 this year, there were 855,910 reports of probable infection of dengue in Brazil, with an incidence of 401.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. The extent of the public health problem is underlined by the fact that dengue, zika, and chikungunya don’t have a specific treatment.

So, prevention is regarded as the best strategy.

Source: AkzoNobel

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