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Performance of firefighters' protective clothing after heat exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18394326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Heat and mechanical protection properties of 6 fabric combinations commonly used in firefighters' protective clothing were assessed before and after different heat treatment. It was shown that after heat exposure, the values obtained were generally lower than in the original state. The mechanical properties of the materials were more affected by heat than by heat protective properties. In 2 cases, degradation started before a visible change in the material could be observed, which might be potentially dangerous for the end user who will not realize the alteration of the material.
Authors:
René M Rossi; Walter Bolli; Rolf Stämpfli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1080-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-08     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507598     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
EMPA Materials Science and Technology, St.Gallen, Switzerland. rene.rossi@empa.ch
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Equipment Failure
Fires*
Hot Temperature / adverse effects*
Humans
Materials Testing / methods
Protective Clothing*
Rescue Work*
Time Factors

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