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    Unique TVs to Drive Mosquitoes Away in India

    Oleg Lastochkin
    Asia & Pacific
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    South Korean company LG Electronics has unveiled a new television that keeps mosquitoes away with no chemicals or aroma effects.

    The new LG Mosquito Away TV is equipped with an ultrasonic device that produces a sound wave to repel mosquitoes. The technology, which has been tested by International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, does not use any toxic chemicals and requires no refilling or any other maintenance. Ultrasonic waves have a frequency range above that of human hearing range; they are harmless and unnoticeable. Moreover, LG claims that the technology does not require the TV to repel mosquitoes.

    Mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and malaria have been a problem in India for centuries. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) and official Government of India Reports, in 2015, India survived through the its worst dengue outbreak ever, breaking all records with 10,683 registered cases of the deadly virus. Only 11% of India's population lives in malaria free zones, according to the 2014 World Malaria Report, with over 850,000 cases recorded in 2013.

    The company says that it studied the Indian market and concluded there wasn't any device of this kind that addressed the growing medical and hygienic issue of mosquitoes in the country.

    The TV has been launched only in India and will be available at a price of Rs 26,900 ($400) for a 80cm screen and Rs 47,500 ($710) for a 108cm screen.

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