Accession Number:

ADA080612

Title:

Additional Studies of Chemically Treated Clothing for Personnel Protection from Biting Flies.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1979-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Combat clothing and wide-mesh hoods treated with the insecticide permethrin have been evaluated for protection against biting flies. Experiments on human subjects indicate excellent protection against mosquitoes from both the clothing and the hoods. Experiments on plastic heads baited with dry-ice indicate moderate protection against blackflies from the hoods whereas the diethyltoluanide deet treated hoods gave excellent protection to the uncovered face.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE