From: "Chainani, Edward Torres" <echaina2**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical splash google.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:30:55 +0000
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Splash goggles are constructed with indirect (covered) vents or are ventless to protect the wearer's eye because there is no direct path for the liquid into the eye.  You can tell splash goggles from other types of safety eyewear, because in addition to the "Z87" or "Z87+" marking, splash goggles would also be marked "D3" for droplet and splash protection.  So unless the eyewear under consideration is marked "D3", I wouldn't consider them to be splash goggles.

From the link you gave, I looked up the technical data sheet, and it did say this product is marked "D3".


Edward Chainani, Ph.D.
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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On Aug 16, 2017, at 2:05 PM, Jarral Ryter <jryter**At_Symbol_Here**WESTERN.EDU> wrote:

I am looking for better options for chemical splash googles for teaching labs. I found the following that are very optically clear and fit against the face. We have removed most hazardous chemicals from our general chemistry labs but not all. They are ANSI z87.1 rated. 
I have had someone ask if general wrap around safety glasses mainly for biology labs also.
Would there be reason that these Bolle goggles are not as good as the big cheap, hard to see through googles and how many labs out there in academics and industry use the wrap around glasses that you see on tv shows being used?
Jarral Ryter
Senior Chemistry Lecturer/Lab and Safety Manager
Western State Colorado University
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