This study was preliminary in nature and focused primarily on chemical protective clothing [CPC]. The procedure requires pre-positioning of protective clothing material swatches on the firefighter's CPC or destruction of the CPC. Both approaches are impractical. It is recommended that an enclosure system be developed that integrates the sample swatch scheme and volatilization chamber to facilitate non-destructive and repetitive testing of garments. In addition, the applicability of the method to other firefighter protective equipment (i.e., turnout gear, gloves, hoods, hoses, etc.) should also be investigated.
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