Cotton-based fabric passes tests as bio agent

The layered blend of absorbent cotton and carbon created by Texas Tech University researcher Seshadri Ramkumar proved better at wiping off hazardous industrial and military chemicals than 30 other materials tested by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, university administrators and other officials said Wednesday.

The testing results have opened opportunities to use the fabric, dubbed Fibertect, in clothing liners for first responders and chemical workers or as wipes in decontamination kits, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported in Thursday editions.

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