Australian owned company, ADG Global Supply has introduced new innovations in the market designed to protect outdoor workers against disease carrying mosquitos.
Mosquitos carrying diseases such as Murray Valley virus, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, dengue fever and the latest, Chikungunya are posing a real threat to people working in outdoor environments.
Considered one of the most dangerous creatures on the planet because of their ability to spread deadly disease, mosquitos are responsible for carrying and spreading viruses throughout previously safe areas, including the southern parts of Australia, reaching as far as Tasmania.
Conventional protective measures include wearing long sleeve clothing, and using netting and insect repellent for the skin; while netting is not always practical, insect repellents contain the pesticide DEET, which can pose a bigger danger to health than the mosquitos themselves.
These were the motivating factors for ADG Global Supply to develop the BROQ Insect Armour range of industrial workwear and anti-mosquito spray.
The BROQ Insect Armour range includes a treatment that employs a unique technology known as HealthGuard Premium Protection, which has been validated via various Australian and international studies, and proven to reduce landings and feeding by up to 92%; in many cases even 100%. Mosquitos cannot spread disease if they cannot land. The treatment also reduces the number of colony forming units of bacteria, spores, virus and fungi delivering the additional benefit of making the range ‘allergy-friendly’. The HealthGuard treatment is manufactured to world standards ISO 9001 & 9002 and is Oeko Tex Registered.
The workwear collection in the BROQ Insect Armour range includes high visibility drill shirts, pants and coveralls, all compliant with industry standards, including 50mm reflective tape and high visibility material. BROQ Insect Armour workwear is currently protecting workers in 22 countries around the world.
The latest addition to the BROQ Insect Armour, the Anti-Mosquito Spray is formulated for direct application onto clothing, bedding, mosquito nets, jackets, coats, umbrellas, tents, socks, boots, car seats and other suitable fabrics and surfaces.
Key benefits delivered by BROQ Insect Armour include the human safe and earth safe formulation that does not irritate, has no side effects, does not emit VOCs, and has no heavy metal content. Treated articles, once discarded rapidly biodegrade, leaving no harmful residues for future generations.
BROQ Insect Armour is being supplied to drilling, mining and construction companies as part of their employees’ health protection programs.