U.S. Government Developed Insecticide Spray

Two U.S. government research chemists, Lyle D. Goodhue and W.N. Sullivan developed insecticide spray in 1941. The “bug bomb” was used by the U.S. Navy and Marines during World War II to reduce military fatalities from malaria.

      Lyle D. Goodhue, W.N. Sullivan
      research chemists

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  • Aerosol spray – Wikipedia
    Aerosol spray is a type of dispensing system which creates an aerosol mist of liquid particles. … It was not until 1941 that the aerosol spray can was first put to effective use by … the aerosol bomb or bug bomb, is the ancestor of many commercial spray products. … A new development is the 2K (two component) aerosol.
  • History of the Aerosol | National Aerosol Association (NAA)
    A. Sixty-five years ago, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists developed the principle of pressurized insect spray. This gave birth to the container used by American troops to fight malaria by killing mosquitoes in the South Pacific during World War II.
  • How many aerosol cans do you have… – Baltimore Sun
    Dec 22, 1990 – Well, think of all the aerosol products that are available: shaving cream, bathroom cleaners, rug shampoo, spray paint, hair spray, insect sprays, room deodorizers, automotive … Aerosol spray cans were introduced in 1941.
  • Aerosol container | Britannica – Encyclopedia Britannica
    Aerosol container, any package, usually a metal can or plastic bottle, designed to dispense its liquid contents as a mist or foam. This type of container was developed in 1941 by the American chemist Lyle D. Goodhue and others for dispensing insecticides.
    In 1837, Perpigna invented the siphon bottle, which consisted of a valve on top … or glass vials containing ethyl chloride to produce a spray that was used as a …

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