Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 9 Number 4, October 2002

Confidence test for personal protective equipment

JTS Chan, WHK Lau, YF Wu

After the sarin attack in Tokyo Subway in 1995 and terrorist attack in World Trade Center of New York City in 2001, many countries are alerted by the risk of terrorist attack. International experiences show that many victims would arrive at hospital by their own transport. Staff safety is an important issue to be addressed. This study is to determine the skin and respiratory protection of a model of level C personal protective equipment which is currently available in Hong Kong. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2002;9:195-200)

Keywords : Decontamination, hazardous material, PPE

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