Anderson, Leslie ; Petrilli, Tony . 2005. DEET Mosquito Repellant Reduces the Flame Resistance of Firefighters' Nomex Clothing. 0551 2327P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 4 p.
DEET mosquito repellant reduced the flame resistance of NOMEX clothing worn by wildland firefighters. MTDC recommends that firefighters avoid applying DEET mosquito repellant to their Nomex firefighting clothing. Firefighters can apply DEET mosquito repellant to their skin, following manufacturer's recommendations. Firefighters can apply permethrin, an insecticide, to their Nomex clothing without destroying the clothing's flame resistance.
Keywords: fire fighting, firefighting, permethrin, personal protective equipment, safety at work, tests, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
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