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Insect Shield® Launches New Work Wear Online Store
The new Insect Shield Workplace Safety & Health online store makes protective clothing and gear items available to workers in at-risk locations across the globe. The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel and accessories—including clothing that also offers sun protection, flame resistance and high visibility—as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets for use at home. The new storefront offers the added functionality of zoom to reveal detailed product feature views, videos to explain how the technology works and enhanced site navigation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately half the worlds’ population is at risk for Malaria. 40,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported every year in the US alone. Recently, researchers have found yet another insect-borne disease caused by ticks. The as-yet unnamed disease is said to be caused by the Borrelia miyamotoi pathogen carried by blacklegged ticks. Many corporations within the oil and gas, mining and forestry industries, in particular, operate out of regions where insect-borne disease is one of the largest risks to employee health. Insect Shield’s expanded line-up of repellent work wear offers vital protection against a variety of insects that can cause dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue fever or Lyme disease.
Every day, thousands of these company employees are exposed to insects that can carry malaria, dengue fever, trypanosomiasis, filariasis, leishmaniasis, and other dangerous diseases. Insect Shield’s long-lasting clothing treatment—proven to last through 70 washings—is an excellent solution for employees living in harm’s way.
Patent-pending Insect Shield technology provides long-lasting, effective, invisible, and odorless protection against insects. Insect Shield apparel products repel ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings.
About Insect Shield Technology
In July 2003, Insect Shield introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shield® Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). In partnership with a number of agencies and international relief organizations, Insect Shield technology is being used for apparel and other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects.