Thursday, May 1, 2008

Innovative apparel fends off summer bugs!

Insect Shield® clothing repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums.) This includes insects with the potential to carry diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Lyme disease. Many Insect Shield garments also offer the added benefit of sun protection with a UPF 30+ rating.

The protection is invisible, odorless, and as easy as putting on your clothes. Unlike traditional topical repellents Insect Shield products cannot be misused or over-applied. A variety of shirts, pants, and accessories can be purchased from Insect Shield's partners such as REI, ExOfficio, LL Bean, Orvis and Ariat. Insect Shield technology is EPA-registered, can be worn by infants, children of all ages, and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Insect Shield technology has the potential to be an important tool in the battle against insect-borne diseases and improve the health of people worldwide. Our technology can be used for apparel and many other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects. Buzz Off Insect Shield works with agencies and international relief organizations that work to protect at-risk populations from insect-borne diseases.

Quick Facts About Insect Shield Repellent Apparel:

Which insects does Insect Shield repel?
Insect Shield garments repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges or no-see-ums.

Does the product have an odor?
No. Insect Shield protection is invisible, odorless, colorless and does not change the feel of the garment.

Is it EPA-registered?
Following many years of extensive product testing, Insect Shield apparel has been successfully registered by the Environmental Protection Agency – the EPA.

The environment?
Since the Insect Shield technology is tightly bound to a fabric's fibers it is preferable to traditional insect repellents, which can wash off in the shower or stream, or sprays that might risk contaminating the atmosphere.

Who recommends permethrin-treated apparel?
The following International Agencies recommend permethrin-treated apparel)

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Center For Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization (WHO)
The American Academy of Family Physicians

The Public Health Agency of Canada

Where can I buy Insect Shield apparel for men, women and kid's?

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