How Plastic Mosquito Nets Help Save Countless Lives

Plastic Mosquito Nets

According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2017, there were roughly 216 million malaria cases and an estimated 445,000 malaria deaths. An estimated one million people in Africa die of malaria each year and most of them were children. That’s one death every 45 seconds. Malaria also has serious economic impacts in Africa, slowing economic growth and development.

Insecticide plastic nets have proven to be a boon when it comes to preventing malaria and saving lives. Sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito plastic nets can reduce overall child mortality by up to 20 percent. Plastic nets, when consistently and correctly used, can save six lives per year for every 1,000 children sleeping under them according to UNICEF.

Plastic nets are known for their strength, quality, and durability. It is made with high-quality grades of polymer and additives under carefully controlled proven extrusion technology. It is UV stabilized and can withstand the effects of chemical, acid, alkaline and corrosion.

New technologies allow for the production of long-lasting insecticidal plastic nets that remain effective for approximately five years. Let’s have a look at a few types of plastic nets that are used to prevent malaria.

  • Polyester nets: They are rated for excellent biological resistance and bind the insecticide to the surface of the net.
  • Polyethylene nets: They are plastic fiber nets that incorporate the insecticide into the material itself.

Tests conducted have found that both of the nets can be washed, reused at least 20 times, and retain their effectiveness. They are dip-treated in insecticides that repel and even kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. They act as a physical barrier preventing mosquitoes from accessing the sleeping area and prevent tiny insects from entering.

Plastic nets that are treated with insecticides have saved countless lives and will continue to do so. Furthermore, they are one of the most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of the disease. If you are in the plastic industry then Plastivision is a great platform for you to showcase your product range and network with industry professionals. Book your booth today!

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