posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 02:16 PM
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
I've got latex gloves, coveralls, eye goggles and shoe covers too. If a pandemic was in full swing I wouldn't be going outdoors where there were
If you decide that you have reason to put on all of that gear, your number one threat will not be any virus but heat. You would be surprised how fast
you will heat up. If you fall out from heat exposure, you are in big trouble.
Make sure that you are well hydrated before dressing out. This means that you will most likely have to begin a proper water drinking regime a few days
prior, and maintaining it throughout the time frame that you plan on being dressed out. Most folks don't drink enough water. Sports drinks are not a
substitute. Limit those to a maximum of 24 OZ a day to replenish electrolytes.
Limit the amount of time that you will be in the gear as much as possible.
Remember that if you are dressed out, you will not be able to eat or drink because you run the risk of contamination. This includes smoking or
talking on a phone. Not to mention the possibility of contaminating everything that you come in contact with.
Try this exercise: Get a couple of cans of foamy shaving cream and dress out in all of your gear that you want to wear. Then have someone liberally
apply the shaving cream on you. Try to take off all of your gear without getting the shaving cream on you. Good luck.
I'd also recommend switching from latex gloves to nitrile. Nitrile offers additional penetration protection and doesn't have the allergy connection.