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Natural solution to mosquito menace

25 February 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One night of sleeping with a mosquito coil switched on produces the effect of smoking around 75 to 137 cigarettes.

Chemicals from a vaporiser may just be more harmful than a mosquito bite. But ignoring the 400 breeds of mosquitoes in Kerala, most of which are bad news on the health front, is not an option.

…. “There are 400 breeds of mosquitoes in India and Kerala is the only state which has all the 400 breeds,” says John Thomas, CEO, Strategi Labs.

“When I had trouble with the vaporisers I contacted the CIMAP (Central Institute of Medical and Aromatic Plants) and enquired if they have a natural chemical-free solution. It happened that they had such a repellent, which would work for two hours.

So I tied up with the scientist there to see if we could extend the use to 8-12 hours. It was a very difficult project because every monsoon, there will be a new breed.”………

Read more:http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/98468

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Written by csirindia

February 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Posted in CIMAP

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