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How well do gloves and respirators block nanoparticles?


By csep - Posted on 04 June 2010

TitleHow well do gloves and respirators block nanoparticles?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHalford, Bethany
MagazineChemical Science and Engineering News
Volume84
Issue18
Pagination14
Date Published05/2006
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Questions are being raised about the effectiveness of traditional protective gear against nanoparticles-particles so tiny they could easily penetrate the thin region of a latex glove, or slip past the fibers in a respirator filter. Article discusses concerns, and relates the latest findings of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.