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Title: Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy
Authors: Hogarh, Jonathan N
Agyekum, Thomas P
Bempah, Crentsil Kofi
Owusu-Ansah, Emmanuel DJ
Avicor, Silas W
Awandare, Gordon A
Fobil, Julius N
Obiri-Danso, Kwasi
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: BioMed Central
Abstract: Malaria is an infectious disease that causes many deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. In resource-poor malaria endemic communities, mosquito coils are commonly applied in households to repel the vector mosquito that transmits malaria parasites. In applying these coils, users have mainly been interested in the environmental health benefits potentially derived from repelling the mosquito, while oblivious of the environmental health risks that may be associated with exposure to emissions from the use of mosquito coil. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the mosquito coil, ascertained and/or estimated the toxic emissions that may emanate from the coil, and determined its overall appropriateness by conducting a risk–benefit analysis of the use of this strategy in malaria prevention at household levels.
Description: Article published in BioMed Central,Volume 17, 2018.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11734
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