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Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health by G. Sun, N Pan

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Pyrethroid-laden textiles for protection from biting insects

D.G. Hayes,     University of Tennessee, USA

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and other insecticide-laden textiles for the prevention of vector-borne diseases. The chapter first reviews the diseases, including malaria, that plague tropical and subtropical developing countries; diseases carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes and fleas. The insecticides, such as pyrethroids, that are employed to combat biting insects are also discussed. The underlying textile technology and applications for factory-prepared wash-durable insecticide-laden textiles, particularly LLINs, and approaches for derivatizing textiles on site to prepare ...

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