Emergency Kits, Chemical/Biological Agent Protection, Adult
Definition : Chemical and biological agent emergency kits intended for adult use. These kits typically include a protective suit or overgarment (e.g., a Tyvek F suit) that protects against chemical and biological agents and also against most toxic industrial material contaminations, a mask with canister filters that absorb and/or neutralize the contamination agents, chemical protective gloves and overboots, and duct tape to seal the garment. They also include devices to facilitate orientation of the user (e.g., flashlights, compass), signaling devices such as whistles and sirens, communication means (e.g., AM/FM radio receiver, speakers). The kits may also include a booklet with instructions for emergency situations and supplies for personal hygiene; emergency kits including protection for several adults are also available. Adult chemical/biological agent emergency kits may be stored for a long time (e.g., 10 years) in a ready to use condition in health care facilities and at home; they are intended for emergency teams, rescuers, and the general population..
Entry Terms : "Adult Biological Agent Emergency Protection Kits" , "Adult Chemical Agent Emergency Protection Kits"
UMDC code : 20724