Cancer is a growing concern in our industry as more and more firefighters are diagnosed with this disease than ever before. A recent multi-year study by the CDC on cancer among U.S. firefighters (1) showed higher rates of certain types of cancer than among the general U.S. population. The study also provides evidence that these higher rates are directly related to occupational exposure.
INNOTEX® GRAY™ is designed to address this very issue. This line of protective hoods and interfaces is made to mitigate the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability. The particulate blocking layer blocks carcinogenic particulates 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm that is found in the combustion of structural fires by greater than 99.9% even after 100 washes. Yet, that same layer also allows for air permeation, which is essential to reduce the risk of increased core temperature.
THE INNOTEX GRAY™ HOOD 25 USES THE SAME 3-LAYER APPROACH AS TURNOUT GEAR.
The exterior layer is a 20%/80% Nomex/Lenzing blend (8 oz/yd²), providing good, reliable performance. The middle layer consists of a proprietary version of Stedair® PREVENT. This layer blocks carcinogenic particulates 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm (microns) by greater than 98%. NFPA 1971, 2018 edition will require a minimum of 90%. Unlike some barriers, it is air permeable, which means air freely passes through it, letting body heat dissipate and helping reduce the risk of increased core temperature. This layer also offers 100% coverage throughout the entire hood.
The inner layer is a 100% FR viscose multi-filament liner. It gives a noticeably cool feeling when worn and has superior wicking abilities that spread out moisture to allow for quicker drying. The liner material is also less prone to piling than a standard Nomex/Lenzing material. Layers 2 & 3 are laminated together, reducing the bulk of multiple layers and increasing comfort.
Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Advertencia: Este producto contiene productos químicos reconocidos por el estado de California que provocan cáncer, defectos de nacimiento u otros daños reproductivos.
For more information/Por más información: www.p65warnings.ca.gov