DID YOU KNOW?
“40% of insect bites occur through clothing”
New Textiles has developed a long-lasting functional finish that endows textile substrates with a protective and repellent action against mosquitoes and other insects.
- Easy to use and carry
- 40-cm Radial Effect (also protects exposed areas)
- Low toxicity and greater durability of the repellency effect
- Textiles can be worn by children and pregnant woman
- Easy to implement in Prevention programs or Epidemics
- A more economical solution
EFFICACY AND SAFETY TESTS
REPELLENCY TESTS – MALARIA-TRANSMITTING MOSQUITO
Tunnel System (IHMT – Nova University of Lisbon). Tests were conducted with Africa’s malaria-transmitting mosquito, Anopheles gambiae Giles, 1902.
Results of the industrial soaking of textiles:
The tests showed a Repellency Index > 50% (70 and 100 washes).
According to protocols of the World Health Organization (WHO), a repellency index (RI) over 50% means the products are effective as a mosquito repellent.
REPELLENCY TESTS – DENGUE-, ZIKA- AND YELLOW-FEVER-TRANSMITTING MOSQUITO
Testing with the Aedes aegypti mosquito among the population of Rio de Janeiro for 5 to 7 days (July 2016), Laboratory of Hematozoa-Transmitting Mosquitoes, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ, Brazil.
A t-shirt soaked in New Textiles’ industrial solution with 10 washes – Result of the Repellency efficacy = 75%
A t-shirt not soaked – Result of the Repellency efficacy = 0%
Testing protocol: De-infestation Product Efficacy Testing Manual of the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency – ANVISA/Brazil.
LABORATORY TESTING ON THE DURABILITY OF THE ACTIVE AGENT
This test is used for determining the presence and amount of active agent (permethrin) in the textile substrate at a given moment.
Samples treated with New Textiles solution, even after 50 wash cycles, show permethrin concentration exceeding 500 mg/m2 and under 1000 mg/m2.
According to studies conducted, a concentration over 300 mg/m2 is considered effective in repelling insects.
SKIN IRRITATION TESTS
Testing for Acute Skin Irritation and Corrosion in Rabbits
Methodology: Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals – Section 4: Health Effects, 404, 2015 – Merieux NutriSciences – SP Brazil
Considering the obtained results and the adopted methodology, the t-shirt treated with permethrin was not considered irritating, as the average skin degrees were lower than the figures set forth by the GHS, 2015 for classification
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