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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program
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1 - What is DWFP?
2 - Projected studies
3 - Insectary
4 - Cooperative activities
5 - Toxicology research to discover new insecticides
6 - Spatial repellents for military tents in deployment situations
7 - Biological validation for effectiveness of impregnated military uniforms
8 - Spatial repellent delivery field kits
Biological validation for effectiveness of impregnated military uniforms

A protocol for a bite-protection assay for mosquitoes has been developed and approved for testing military uniforms. The MFRU at CMAVE wrote the specifications and protocols and conducts the biological validation of military uniforms. Permethrin-impregnated U.S. Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms (MCCUUs) were examined for their ability to retain a biologically efficacious level of treatment both soon after production and after multiple launderings. Companies that wish to supply the treated uniforms must meet the biological protection specifications designated in the approved protocol.

Click to enlarge Without Permethrin
Without Permethrin
Click to enlarge Permethrin-treated
Permethrin-treated

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Last Modified: 11/30/2009
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