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New TV available in India purports to repel mosquitoes with ultrasonics

By
Ben Hooper
A new line of LG TVs being sold in India include a component designed to use ultrasonic technology to ward off mosquitoes. Photo courtesy of LG
A new line of LG TVs being sold in India include a component designed to use ultrasonic technology to ward off mosquitoes. Photo courtesy of LG

NEW DELHI, June 20 (UPI) -- Electronics giant LG announced a new TV being marketed in India includes an ultrasonic component designed to repel mosquitoes.

The South Korea-based company announced Tuesday the Mosquito Away line of TVs, which use ultrasonic technology to ward away the blood-sucking insects, are being marketed in India with a starting price of $400 for a TV with a 32-inch display.

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The company said the TVs are designed and produced in India.

"The ultrasonic sound waves effectively drives away the mosquitoes keeping your loved ones absolutely safe at home. Since no harmful chemicals are used, it is also odor-free and not hazardous to health like the conventional methods used for keeping mosquito away," the company said on its website.

Mosquitoes are considered a major health hazard in India, where more than 10,500 cases of dengue were reported last year in New Delhi alone.

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