Pest Control in Havana
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Science and Technology
- 02 / 02 / 2012
Insects and microorganisms that exist in the environment contribute to the deterioration of various elements in society. Thus, experts from the National Archives of Cuba (ANC) in Havana have been conducted to analyze the indoor air quality and take action.
Research on these issues are hardly discussed in the Latin American region, despite the damage caused by these factors to the documentary and human health, told AIN Flor Ines Casola, specialist institution, one of the oldest the region.
He added that the particular trials are conducted over 10 years, and include the use of domestic natural-cheap, environmentally friendly and renewable, to control pests.
In that sense, he specified, the Cuban experience in its use has allowed import substitution and has been of interest to Latin American nations.
With these practices, began scientific collaboration with other research centers in countries of the region, especially Argentina, Casola said.
He also cited the case of other innovative procedures such as the use of molecular biology and various types of microscopy to the study of microbial biodeterioration special supports, among these, of motion pictures.
Cuban experts have offered advice in Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Mexico, and participated in joint projects in countries like Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico and Vietnam.
Founded on January 28, 1840, under the name of the General Archive of the Exchequer, was the fifth of these institutions created in Latin America, after those for Argentina (1821), Mexico (1823), Bolivia (1825) and Brazil (1838).