Monday, March 19, 2012

Bed Nets Harmful to Health

The Citizen [Tanzania]
19 March 2012

Controversy mars distribution of bed nets in Isles

By Salma Said, The Citizen Correspondent

Zanzibar. A Global Fund programme to distribute bed nets in every household in Zanzibar as part of efforts to control malaria has hit a snag following rumours here that the nets were harmful to human health. [...]

Some people who used the nets are believed to have suffocated and some have even died. However, there is no confirmation that the deaths were induced by the nets.

Some people believe that chemicals used to treat the nets cause impotence among men who use them. [...]