Using insecticide-treated mosquito nets for fishing could lead to collapse of fisheries & health hazards
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India, Jan. 12 -- A combinations of insecticides from the nets could also end up in the waterways
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITN) have saved millions of lives from malaria since its development in the 1990s and free large-scale distribution since the mid-2000s.
However, across sub-Saharan Africa, ITNs are often used as fishing nets as several studies have suggested. This behaviour could endanger the health of fisheries as well as humans, according to a recent commentary published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
The introduction of ITNs in malaria-prone tropical regions has also contributed to the problem of overfishing and has threatened fisheries with collapse.
ITNs are nets with small mesh which allows the capture of v...
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