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HHS-sponsored study provides new scientific evidence of best methods to protect people from chemical contamination

from IAEM

Ninety-nine percent of chemical contamination can be removed by carefully removing clothes and wiping skin with a paper towel or dry wipe, according to new scientific studies of decontamination methods sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Funded by ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in England and Public Health England, an agency of the United Kingdom’s Department of Health, found that removing clothes removes up to 90 percent of chemical contamination and wiping exposed skin with a paper towel or wipe removes another 9 percent of chemical contamination. After disrobing and wiping with a dry cloth, showering and drying off with a towel or cloth provides additional decontamination, bringing contamination levels down 99.9 percent. More details are available online. more


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