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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART C

Efficacy of orange peel as a mosquito repellent

Author(s): Apoorva Gupta and Dr. Archana Singh
The textile sector is facing new challenges in the modern days and every technician is giving the best to face these challenges, the world that world lead us would be astonishingly hi tech and materialistic. To ensure our security and safety from the future hazards, we need equally developed technology for our protection. Protective textiles are among one such smart application of smart technology in textiles. Protective textiles refer to those textile products which have a functionality of giving protection from something in some or the other sense. Mosquito repellent finished textiles are also a part of protective textiles. Which help in protection from the species that are prone to cause damage in some or the other manner. Mosquito are among the most common and widely distributes insects. It has earned a worldwide reputation as torturers of man and also diseases carries. Mosquito are classified as one of the deadliest pests known to man. The activity of mosquito is affected by climate, light and temperature. Mosquito repellent textile is one of the revolutionary ways to advance the textile field by providing the much needed features of driving away mosquitoes, especially in the tropical areas. It protects the human being from the bite of mosquitoes and there by promising safety from the mosquito borne disease, such as malaria, dengue fever, chicken gunia and filarial. Most plant contains compounds that they use in preventing attack from phytophagous (plant eating) insects. These chemicals fall in to several categories including repellents, feeding deterrents, toxins and growth regulators. Repellents of plant origin do not pose hazards of toxicity to human and domestic animals and are easily biodegradable. Natural products are safe for human when compared to that of synthetic compounds. Plant-based repellents have been used for generations in traditional practice as a personal protection measure against host-seeking mosquitoes. The abundance of plants on the earth surface has led to an increasing interest in the investigation of different extracts obtained from the traditional plants as potential sources of new mosquito repellent agent. The current study is mainly carried out for the development of mosquito repellent cotton fabric using “orange peel” extracts.
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How to cite this article:
Apoorva Gupta, Dr. Archana Singh. Efficacy of orange peel as a mosquito repellent. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):143-146.

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