INNOTEX®GRAY™ PARTICULATE -BLOCKING HOODS: SHIELD YOURSELF FROM CONTAMINANTS. FIREFIGHTER CANCER QUICK FACTS
TOXIC MICROSCOPIC CARCINOGENIC PARTICLES CAN TRAVEL THROUGH TRADITIONAL KNITTED HOODS.
When you set foot on the scene of a fire, you immediately come in contact with microscopic carcinogenic particles
generated by burning materials. While we know that breathing in these cancer-causing particulates is dangerous,
studies show that absorption of such toxins through the skin is just as harmful.
Unseen and imperceptible, these toxic microscopic particulates can travel through traditional knitted hoods and accumulate on your skin, especially on the highly absorptive areas of the neck, jaw and throat. As a firefighter, you face intense heat and work up a sweat. All this heat opens up skin pores, increasing its ability to absorb toxins.
Traditional hoods were designed to protect against heat, not carcinogenic particles. Today’s particulate-blocking hoods are of paramount importance and a vital investment in your continued health and safety.