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  1. 3 Common Chemicals That Require Protective Clothing

    3 Common Chemicals That Require Protective Clothing

    Large quantities of toxic industrial chemicals are manufactured, stored, and transported throughout the U.S. every day. Companies in over 30 different industries utilize toxic chemicals for a wide range of products.

    Industrial chemicals are hazardous because of their ability to harm workers in multiple ways. For instance, a chemical in a gas state can be hazardous to breathe and lead to respiratory complications. Likewise, that same chemical can also cause severe skin burns and pain instantly on contact. Furthermore, when mixed with air, water, chemicals, or organic materials, the same chemical can erupt into an explosion or ignite and start a massive fire quickly. 

    Below, we explore three common industrial chemicals that are highly toxic and what protective clothing you need to adequately shield yourself from the chemicals.

    1. Nitric Acid (HNO3)

    hydrogen (1), nitrogen (1), oxygen (3)

    Nitric acid is a highly corrosiv

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  2. Keeping Livestock and Workers Protected From Avian Flu

    Keeping Livestock and Workers Protected From Avian Flu

    No one can deny the dangers associated with influenza viruses. As viruses spread from wild animal populations to domesticated and farm animals, the risks of these diseases spreading from animals to humans (so-called zoonosis) becomes greater. Avian Influenza (bird flu) viruses are found in wild bird populations throughout the United States. Wild birds are hosts to the disease. The threat to people occurs when the disease affects poultry and spreads further because of contamination and human contact with the virus. 

    Two Groups of Avian Influenza Viruses

    Avian influenza viruses are divided into two groups. Those groups distinguish the severity of the disease.

    • Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) is the less severe form of the virus.
    • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is far mor
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