Anti-mosquitoes treatment for mattress ticking with permethrin.
NO FLY ZONE
Mattresses covered with this fabric prevents the approach of mosquitoes to the person who is asleep and inhibit the making of bugs in the padding.
THE NATURAL PRINCIPLE
The Chrisanthemum cinerariaefolium (or Pyrethrum) belongs to the family of Asteraceae (Compositae), rather rare in Europe, grows naturally only along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. It is a plant widely grown in Kenya, Tanzania and Ecuador for its entomological repellents know since ancient ages. (It’s effective against organisms in cold blood, but it is harmless to mammals).
THE ACTIVE PRINCIPLE
NO FLY ZONE contains the active ingredient of permethrin, a substance characterized by a molecular chain recreated with the same morphology and features (look for nature and learn!) compared to the pyrethrin, extracted from pyrethrum flower.
Permethrin is the only repellent insect accepted by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency - USA), approved for use on fabrics of clothing. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of permethrin to protect oneself from insect bites.
It is considerably growing the number of countries that have decided to adopt fabrics treated with permethrin for supplies use by units of the armed forces in the malarious areas. Protection from insect bites reduces the risk of trasmission of infections of various kinds.
Despite the interposition of bedding, NO FLY ZONE, create a small area of protection from ban-of flight and protection of the sleeper for the most common types of homegrown mosquitoes, but it can expand the scope also to more dangerous “Ades aegypty”, “Aedes albopictus” and “Culex pipiens”. The active ingredient of Permethrin is hardly soluble in water and can withstand to numerous washings, the solodity is rather a weak point in the prolonged exposure to sunlight, a condition which, however, appears unlikely in the use for fabric for
Official studies on tolerability (cytotoxic test) have shown that clothing treated with permethrin have no negative effect on people who wear them. Under different trading symbols, the active ingredient (permethrin) has been accepted by toxicologists and has achieved the Oeko-Tex standard 100 (from I to IV).