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Equipment efficiency

Are personal and collective protections effective?

As part of the European projects SCAFFOLD and NANOSAFE 2, the NanoSafety team of CEA Grenoble evaluated the effectiveness of existing personal and collective protection facing an exposure to nanoparticles (jackets, gloves, filters). Studies realized by the "Ecole de technologie supérieure of Montreal" concerned the effects of nanoparticles on gloves and protective clothing.

Percentage of several types of nanoparticles detected in the downstream part with three types of jackets [D. Boutry et al., Scaffold D.4.6 (2014)].

The diffusion tests indicate that clothing's composed of a mix polyester - polyurethane - polyamide are more efficient than clothing's in cotton or in polyester.