Kaduna State University KASU, said the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and other co-researchers, have developed a mosquito repellent fabric.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of KASU, Adamu Bargo, in Kaduna, added that the development was part of efforts aimed at ending the malaria scourge.
He stated that the product was the outcome of more than N27 million Research Grant, under the 2020 National Research Fund NRF, of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund.
Bargo identified the research topic as “Development of an Eco-friendly Mosquito Repellent Fabric, Embedded with Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Vitex Negundo Bioactive Compounds”.
He added that nightgowns were produced from the fabric, rather than the continuous use of chemical insecticides or mosquito-treated nets with synthetic chemicals.
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