Insect Repellent Jackets: A Protective Item for Use Against Blood-Feeding Diptera.
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C
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A new insect repellent jacket constructed of polyester and cotton netting has been developed. The Naval Medical Field Research Laboratory began studying the possibility of using cool, wide-mesh netting treated with space repellents in 1965. Insect repellent jackets were developed as a result of the initial research. The current jacket is lightweight and cool. It is designed as a waist-length overjacket with extra length sleeves and a hood with an open face. The production model has front closure snaps in addition to a drawstring on the hood. Good consumer acceptance has been received from test users. The jacket to date has proven effective against mosquitoes, Leptoconops, Culicoides, black flies, and deer flies.
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