Prolonged use of mosquito coil, mats, and liquidators: A review of its health implications

  • Nitin Ashok John Department of Physiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India.
  • Jyoti John 1Department of Biochemistry, ESIC Medical College, Faridabad, Haryana, India.
Keywords: Liquidators, mats, mosquito coil, prolonged use

Abstract

Mosquito coils are burnt indoors and outdoors in India to control mosquitoes. Human beings get exposed to a chemically complex mosquito coil smoke containing small particles (<1 μm), metal fumes, and vapors that may reach the alveolar region of the lung. Coils consist of an insecticide/repellant, organic fillers, binders, and additives such as synergists, dyes, and fungicide. Thus, the smoke contains pollutants of health concern. The concentrations of pollutants resulting from burning mosquito coils may exceed health‑based air quality standards and have ill effect on health. Hence, in this review, we have discussed the health implications due to burning of mosquito coil, mats, and heating of mosquito refill liquidators.

Published
2015-10-31
How to Cite
John, N. A., & John, J. (2015). Prolonged use of mosquito coil, mats, and liquidators: A review of its health implications. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 2(4), 209-213. Retrieved from http://ijcep.org/index.php/ijcep/article/view/115