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NOT Open Access | The Unsustainability of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets

August 10, 2021 - 18:18 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Santos EM, Curtis TM
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Aug 9:tpmd210276

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are highly effective tools for malaria prevention, and it is clear bed nets are necessary. However, given the environmental concerns of the production, distribution, and disposal of LLINs, the malaria prevention community should look to design sturdier nets that last longer and are made of more sustainable materials to reduce harmful environmental impacts in a time when addressing climate change is urgent.

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