Why carry basic PPE?

PPE? Personal Protection Equipment

This was in our news today.
‘Dust lady’ of 9/11 Marcy Borders dies of stomach cancer at 42

dustladyThis picture was snapped in the lobby of World Trade Center.
She was covered from head to foot with debris and dust probably having inhaled and probably ingested all kinds of airborne particles.

Now I’ve no guarantee that PPE would have saved her but what am I talking about here, what could she have kept about herself JUST IN CASE?

ppe1Total weight? 3 oz at the most and it helps to protect the most vulnerable parts of the body from airborne particles and some chemicals.

  1. The Fold Flat Mask (level 3) protects the lungs and stops you ingesting debris.
  2. Goggles helps stop debris and chemicals landing on your sensitive wet eyeballs.
  3. Foam ear plugs keep the noise down and keeps debris out of your ear canals.
  4. Nitrile gloves (better than latex IMO) to stop you coming into contact with toxic material.

Total UK cost? £5-7 a person.
Nuff said.

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