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Providing fundamental knowledge related to worker protection from chemical, thermal, and biological hazards, this practical reference focuses on recent scientific and technical developments in protective apparel systems. Introduces relevant health and safety legislation and rulings for worker safety! Detailing the attitude and practices of workers exposed to hazardous environments, Protective Clothing Systems and Materials describes the barrier properties and chemical resistance of various textile systems explains optimum refurbishing methods for reusable contaminated clothing considers thermal comfort and safety from the scientific standpoint of heat transfer through the human body and clothing systems discusses chemical protective clothing in light of material-chemical interactions (penetration, permeation, and degradation) as well as the structural integrity of protective clothing analyzes inherently heat- and fire-resistant textiles and the use of flame retardant finishes to impart flame and thermal resistance to textiles investigates techniques for producing antimicrobial textiles and more! Furnishing more than 600 up-to-date literature citations and helpful tables, equations, drawings, and photographs, Protective Clothing Systems and Materials is an essential resource for occupational physicians; health and safety, plastics, and chemical engineers; fiber, polymer, textile, and physical chemists; industrial hygienists; research and development personnel in fiber, polymer, textile, chemical, glass, metal, automobile, and paint industries; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
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