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China develops mosquito-killing nuclear technology

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Wikilarge - This technology, known as the nuclear sterile insect technique (SIT), is claimed to reduce mosquitoes as well as deadly diseases caused by these animals.

This nuclear mosquito eradication technology uses radiation to extinguish the reproductive capacity of male mosquitoes. Once released, male mosquitoes that are sterile will mate with wild females without producing offspring.

According to the director of CAEA, Wu Zhongdao, the application of nuclear mosquito repellent technology has strong and long-lasting effectiveness. This nuclear technology is also claimed not to produce chemical pollution that harms other animals or drug resistance in mosquitoes.

Wu noted that this is the only modern biological technology that has the potential to eradicate certain mosquitoes in an area and control disease transmission.

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