The wipe, designed by a researcher at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, consists of an activated carbon core sandwiched between layers of nonwoven absorbent fabric, and is designed for people to use on themselves or their equipment if they are exposed to dangerous chemicals. The materials do not react with chemicals or neutralize them, but instead absorb and adsorb them to remove them from skin or other surfaces.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Research funded by the Department of Homeland Security has identified a new nonwoven fabric wipe as a significantly effective initial treatment for exposure to chemical warfare agents and toxic chemicals.

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