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Subject: [DCHAS-L] SafetyZone blog: Removing gloves and other protective equipment
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:02:48 -0400
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A new SafetyZone blog entry on
Removing gloves and other protective equipment

One of the things highlighted in the news this week is the risks of contamination from removing??doffing??personal protective equipment. ?Meticulous removal, or doffing, of PPE is as important as its meticulous donning,? wrote infectious disease physician Amesh A. Adalja in ?Ebola Lessons We Need To Learn From Dallas.?
Most chemists don?t need to fear Ebola, but they do wear PPE to protect from chemical exposure. I asked Iowa State University lab safety specialist Ryan Wyllie and biosafety specialist Amy Helgerson what chemistry researchers should keep in mind when removing their PPE.

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