No Swatting Required: This Newspaper Shoos Away Mosquitoes as You Read It (Video)

By Kristina Bravo
Kristina Bravo
Kristina Bravo
July 3, 2014 Updated: July 3, 2014

Besides being pesky little things that ruin backyard barbecues and camping trips, mosquitoes transmit serious illnesses that kill millions around the world every year. In Sri Lanka, infection rates of dengue fever—a mosquito-borne disease prevalent in tropical climates—has reached such high levels that people have come up with an innovative solution: mosquito-repellent newsprint.

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