Mosquito-proof fabric blocks bites without sacrificing comfort

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Cool and comfortable mosquito-proof clothing could go disposable acknowledgment to fabrics pinch typical knits that nan insects cannot penetrate

By Michael Le Page

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Thin fabrics that artifact mosquito bites person been developed by experimenting pinch patterns made by knitting machines.

John Beckmann astatine Auburn University successful Alabama group retired to create bite-proof clothing aft garments he bought for a canoeing travel grounded to protect him. “I sewage eaten alive,” he says.

Any clothing thicker than nan magnitude of a mosquito’s proboscis will forestall bites, Beckmann says, but this clothing isn’t suitable for lukewarm climes wherever mosquitoes usually thrive.

His squad started by testing nan wound …

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