A generic risk assessment model for insecticide treatment of mosquito nets and their subsequent use

April 2004


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 78
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/WHOPES/GCDPP/2004.6



The aim of this report is to develop a generic model that can be used for risk assessment of exposure to insecticides during the various stages in the production and use of insecticide-treated bednets. The model proposed covers the assessment of any risks to those treating bednets with insecticide in a domestic setting (operators) and to those sleeping under insecticide-treated bednets (users). While it is recognized that there is increasing interest in the commercial production of pretreated bednets, the generic model proposed is for the simplest situation of domestic treatment and use of nets; it does not include the special situation of commercial production of nets in a factory environment.