Fluorescent Aerosol Screening Test

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The most prominent feature of the test was the very heavy level of aerosol deposited on the head and neck, indicating penetration of aerosol through the hood.

Results are:

A single FAST test was performed on a standard firefighter turnout gear.

  • The test ran smoothly with no significant donning, doffing, or test condition issues, with the possible exception of doffing artifacts on the hands.
  • The most prominent feature of the test was the very heavy level of aerosol deposited on the head and neck, indicating penetration of aerosol through the hood.
  • The deposits around the waist suggest infiltration through the coat-trouser interface.
  • The heavy deposits on the legs suggest infiltration through the boot-trouser interface.

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