Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Riot control mask partially developed by Army researchers

Riot control mask partially developed by Army researchers: A wrap-style respiratory mask for protection against riot control agents has partially been developed by U.S. Army researchers.

The soft material Integrated Respiratory and Eye Protective Scarf mask, developed by three researchers and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, can be quickly put on without removing any head gear first and is effective against tear gas and 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile, also known as CS, for as many as 140 minutes.

It still lacks an effective eye protection component that minimizes fogging for wearers of eyeglasses.