US industry spends billions of dollars every year in outfitting workers in FR clothing, but most organizations do little to nothing to protect workers from insect-borne disease. Every day, millions of employees are exposed to insects that can carry malaria, lyme disease, dengue fever and other dangerous diseases.
40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the US alone every year and health experts are predicting 2012 to be the worst year for lyme risk ever. About ½ of the world's population is also at risk for malaria.
Insect Shield Work Wear can be as essential as high-visibility and fire-resistant clothing. A pilot study conducted by researchers at The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health reported that the incidence of tick attachments was reduced by 99 percent among workers wearing Insect Shield Repellent Apparel. The report was published online March 11 in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases.
Insect Shield's EPA-registered technology converts work wear into effective and convenient insect protection that lasts through 70 washings.
The Insect Shield assortment consists of work wear, professional apparel – including options with the added benefits of sun protection, high-visibility and fire-resistance – as well as additional protective items such as mosquito nets.