Swatch Test Results of Commercial Chemical Protective Boots to Challenge by Chemical Warfare Agents: Summary Report [open pdf - 340KB]
Swatches from nine commercially available chemical protective boots were challenged with liquid droplets of Sarin (GB) and mustard (HD) using modifications of the static diffusion procedure described in TOP 8-2-501. The cumulative mass of each agent that permeated each swatch was determined over time, and the results for all swatches were used to determine a weighted-average cumulative mass for each boot. From this data, a break-through time was calculated for each glove. From this data, a breakthrough time was calculated for each boot/agent combination for the purposes of comparison.