Swatch Test Results of Commercial Chemical Protective Boots to Challenge by Chemical Warfare Agents: Summary Report
Final rept. Mar-Sep 1999
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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As part of the Domestic Preparedness Program, nine commercially available boot designs were tested to assess their capability to protect in a chemical warfare CW agent environment. Swatches of material from each boot design were tested for resistance to permeation for Sarin GB and mustard HD. From this data, the author calculated the estimated time it would take to permeate the boot with sufficient agent to cause physiological effects in a person wearing the boot. The tests are described and the calculated breakthrough times are presented.
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