Domestic Preparedness Program: Sarin (GB) and Mustard (HD) Challenge and Protection Factor (PF) Testing of the Essex Plus 10 Escape Hood
Final rept. Jul-Oct 2003
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An escape hood was tested to assess its capability to protect in a chemical warfare CW agent environment. Sarin and mustard vapor tests were performed, and there were breakthroughs during the 65-min tests. The hood was also tested to assess its ability to protect the wearer from an aerosolized threat. Human test subjects donned the hoods and entered a corn oil aerosol chamber. Tests were halted due to subjects experiencing claustrophobia.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Life Support Systems
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare