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African Scientist and Designer Team Up to Create Anti-Malaria Bodysuit That Repels Mosquitos

Posted By Charley Cameron On May 11, 2012 @ 2:11 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,News | No Comments

Cornell University, Ecouterre Post, Africa Malaria, Anti-Malaria Suit, Disease Prevention [1]

With summer waiting in the wings, we’re getting excited to don some short pants and sleeveless tops. Unfortunately, all that bare skin often brings with it less-than-savory mosquito bites. However, getting those suckers to bugger off doesn’t have to mean dousing yourself in chemicals or forgoing style. A¬†Cornell University [2] scientist from Kenya and a Gambian designer have developed a stylish¬†purple-and-gold hooded bodysuit [3] steeped with insecticides at the nano level. Designed to repel mosquitoes infected with malaria, the suit can be worn all day, and unlike spray-on repellants that disappear within hours, these nano-particles are built to stick around.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wearable-technology-african-scientist-designer-create-anti-malaria-bodysuit-to-repel-mosquitos/anti-malaria-suit-1/

[2] Cornell University: http://www.ecouterre.com/cornell-student-develops-clothing-that-traps-toxic-gases-odors/

[3] purple-and-gold hooded bodysuit: http://www.newswise.com/articles/african-scientist-designer-partner-to-fashion-anti-malaria-garment-that-wards-off-bugs

[4] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/african-scientist-designer-create-anti-malaria-bodysuit-that-wards-off-mosquitos/

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