Philippine Council for Health Research and Development develop an alternative way to repel mosquitoes this is called Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent
The Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent was formulated using the extracts of Atis (Anona squamosa) leaves mixed with other locally available materials. It uses a washable, mineral oil - based formulation and its biodegrable since, it is derived from advantage against other well known repellents which are chemical based in formulation. The Atis Lotion is composed of: 10.125% mineral oil, 1.02% Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, 9% Propylene Glycol, 0.22% Methyl Paraben, 0.135% Propyl Paraben, 70% water, and 10% plant extract.
Application of the Technology:
Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent is a personal care products used in preventing mosquito bites which cause itchiness, inflammation and discomfort to individuals.
Possible Areas of Technology Application:
Atis Lotion is a practical alternative in preventing incidence of mosquito - borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and filariasis especially in areas where incidence is high.
As of 2000, Philippine population stood at 85 million Filipinos. Figures show an average annual rate of increase of 2.3% from 1995 to 2000. The estimate for 2007 is 88.7 million and 94 million Filipinos for 2010. Out of total population of 85 million, 48.5% are located in the urban areas and 51.5% are located in rural areas. The population growth is worth considering since the product to be marketed is a consumer product whose potential demand directly grows as the populations grows.