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You may recall the periodic table of elements from high school chemistry. Elements are the atoms that make up the molecules that make up all things on earth. Some of these elements are metals that are familiar to us, like copper, lead, tin and iron. Others are unfamiliar, like antimony, molybdenum and cadmium. There are many metals that exist in elemental form. Some of these metals are characterized as “heavy," which describes the density of the atom itself.
Surprisingly, no. Most of the time, when we think of metals, we think of the kind that you can touch, bend or form into the things made of metal in everyday life. However, the types of metals in the Gradient study are residual, existing as molecules on the fiber surfaces in shop towels. They cannot be specifically seen or touched.
Metals as contaminants in the home or workplace can be airborne and inhaled as a respiratory hazard. Metals are also an ingestion hazard, but they're not generally categorized as a dermal (skin) absorption risk. The Gradient study establishes that metal residue on “clean” laundered shop towels can transfer to hands during use, and then be transferred to the face and mouth, where they can become an ingestion hazard.
Metal residue, like lead, cadmium, arsenic and many others, build up in our bodies over time. The older you are, the more trace metals are likely to be in your body. However, excessive exposure to metals can result in build-up that can lead to serious health issues like cancer, reproductive issues, skin disease, major organ damage and developmental effects. Each metal has its own related health effects. Several agencies, like U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California EPA and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), set health-based guidelines for exposure.
Not all metals are bad, but like many things, excessive exposure is not good. For instance, sodium and potassium are metals that are essential to many body functions and are present in foods like table salt and bananas. However, in excess, sodium is related to high blood pressure and potassium can trigger heart problems. Other metals, like lead, exist in our environment but can have serious effects on unborn babies, children and adults at relatively low levels.
The answer depends on how much you're exposed to. Excessive exposure can be hazardous, regardless of the metal. However, in terms of concentration, lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium, antimony and cobalt are among the most concerning.
There are a number of laws, such as the Toxic Substances Control Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, which determine how much lead can be present in environments and products before it becomes hazardous to a person’s health. The EPA is authorized to enforce these laws and regulations and provides guidance to help organizations and communities comply with the federal requirements regarding lead content and exposure. ; The Occupational Health & Safety Association (OSHA) sets standards specifically for lead exposure in the workplace. Lead is commonly found in industrial settings such as the construction and manufacturing industries. According to OSHA, overexposure to lead is one of the most common found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness.
Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. Exposure to lead may lead to nervous system disorders, high blood disease, heart disease, kidney disease and reduced fertility.
Shop towels are laundered cloths, usually red or blue, that are rented to companies in many industries for their employees to use for a variety of wiping tasks at their company location. Shop towels are delivered “clean” to the worksite and distributed to employees, who use them for everything from cleaning parts to wiping their hands, neck and face. After use, the shop towels are collected and returned for laundering.
That can vary greatly, depending on how they're used. Shop towels may begin as white towels and be dyed at some point in the use cycle. Laundering can occur many times.
The laundering process results in several waste streams. The worn out towels generally go to a landfill, as does the sludge collected from the laundering process. We estimate that 250,000 pounds of sludge (chemicals and semi-solids) from laundering ends up in landfills each year. There is also waste water from the washing cycles. According to the EPA, industrial laundries discharge more than 13 million pounds of hazardous contaminants into the public water treatment system every year, and 80% of that comes from the waste water of laundered shop towels.
Background metals are present in everything from the soil to water, household products, even food. Many metals, like sodium, potassium, iron and calcium, have important roles in the body as electrolytes and nutrients for essential body functions. These same metals can be detrimental if ingested at high levels - or in amounts that exceed established exposure guidelines. Trace amounts of metals are likely to be present in all kinds of products, including paper products, like disposable wipers.
KLEENGUARD* apparel is intended to be disposed of after each use to permanently remove any contaminants. Furthermore, washing can negate the protection of the apparel by removing the special finishes (flame retardancy and/or water and oil repellency) designed to protect the user.
KLEENGUARD* apparel is intended to be disposed of after each use to permanently remove any contaminants. ;
OSHA states that an employer is responsible for the selection of PPE to keep their employee safe in the specific application and against the hazards that the employee faces in their specific work circumstances. Depending upon the type of work conducted, particles of variable size may be generated. Please reference the individual Technical Data Sheet for each family of ; KLEENGUARD* apparel where you can review the physical property specifications and particle hold out data. The particles used in this testing are generic and reported by size (microns) so that you can use this information to understand more about the barrier offered.
Yes! Particle sizes can vary; therefore you must first assess the particle size for which you need protection and compare it to the particle hold-out data in the Kleenguard apparel technical data sheets. You can then determine the level of protection that meets your needs! ; As an example, our A20 or A30 apparel have over 96% particle hold-out for mold, as the particle size is typically 3-12 microns. ; ; A20 and A30 have over 99% particle hold-out against particles >5 microns which includes anything that can be seen with the human eye.
Particle sizes can vary; therefore you must first assess the particle size for which you need protection and compare it to the particle hold-out data in the Kleenguard apparel technical data sheets. You can then determine the level of protection that meets your needs! ; As an example, our A20 or A30 apparel have over 96% particle hold-out for mold, as the particle size is typically 3-12 microns. ; ; A20 and A30 have over 99% particle hold-out against particles >5 microns which includes anything that can be seen with the human eye. For smaller particles, 0.3-5 microns , A40 and A45 offer over 99% protection. ;
Dry hazards are measured in particles. The smallest particle size that can be seen by the naked human eye is about 100 microns about the width of a human hair. Particulate matter in the work environment is measured in microns. Industrial apparel should be selected based upon the type of hazards potentially present in the workplace, which includes the size of the particulate matter that may be present. Please reference the individual Technical Data Sheet for each family of ; KLEENGUARD* apparel where you can review the physical property specifications and particle hold out data or use the Product Selector tool by Kimberly-Clark Professional to make your selection easier.
Flame resistance is the characteristic of a fabric to resist ignition and to self-extinguish, if ignited. The KLEENGUARD* A65 is flame resistant compliant per NFPA 701 Flame Propagation testing, which means the suit is self-extinguishing. This means that if exposed to a flame, it will shrink away from the flame and extinguish unless the flame is reapplied to the material.
A flame retardant is a substance that is ADDED to a material or applied to a surface to suppress, reduce, or delay the combustion of a material to a significant degree. The flame retardant is usually topically applied and is not an integral part of the material itself. The purpose of the application is to create a chemical reaction that will stop the fire from spreading or continuing to burn. such that over time the garment loses its flame retardant properties" in place of 'making it so that it is no longer flame retardant. KLEENGUARD* brand does NOT offer a disposable apparel that is Flame retardant.
Polypropylene is a polymer that is used in many of the KLEENGUARD* apparel and helps provide our barrier, durability, and softness properties.
All KLEENGUARD* apparel zippers have plastic teeth. The top and bottom stop and pull are aluminum. ;
RIGHTCYCLE* makes it easy to recycle previously hard-to-recycle products like cleanroom garments and gloves. This convenient solution means the garments and gloves used in your facility can be turned into a variety of useful, eco-friendly products. For more information, contact KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL* directly at 800-255-6401.
KLEENGUARD* A65 garments do not provide thermal insulation/protection. ; KLEENGUARD* A65 is protective wear designed for protection against non-hazardous and hazardous dust in areas where exposure to sparks is possible. ;
MVTR is a measure of the passage of water or sweat vapor through a substance. An optimal level of MVTR is needed to provide protection (particle/liquid protection) and comfort (breathability).
Air Permeability is the ability of a fabric to allow air to pass through it. ; An optimal level of air permeability is needed to provide protection (particle/liquid protection) and comfort (breathability).
KLEENGUARD* apparel is available in four coverall styles: Standard coverall, coverall with elastic wrist & ankles, coverall with a hood and elastic wrists and ankles, and coverall that is hooded, booted with elastic wrists. Many KLEENGUARD* apparel families are also available in various accessories such as aprons, sleeve covers and lab coats. All of these styles allow the wearer to choose the best protection for the hazard they face.
REFLEX coverall design is unique to the KLEENGUARD* apparel. REFLEX design provides the wearer with a fuller cut coverall providing a generous fit for added range of motion. By providing 12% more chest room and a 6% longer body length, the REFLEX Coverall Design is 7 1/2 times less likely to rip out versus competition that meets the ANSI requirement. Furthermore, REFLEX design offers a seamless front to provide more protection in the primary exposure area.
Permeation testing describes how a given test chemical is absorbed, diffused, and desorbed into the material itself. The test measures chemical movement through a material on a molecular level. This test method exposes the chemical directly to the material for 8 hours straight to measure the results. The test results show how long it takes for the chemical to permeate though the material over an eight hour period (480 minutes). Permeation test results should be used if the hazard is in gas or vapor form.
Penetration is achieved when a chemical passes through pores and imperfections in the material. Penetration test measures if a chemical will flow through material or seam of a garment. This test method exposes the chemical to the material for 1 hour. If any chemical comes through it fails. Liquid penetration test results should be used if the chemical is in liquid form and poses only a splash hazard.
The protection required for chemical hazards can be determined by using liquid permeation or liquid penetration test results. Always consider the nature of the hazard, the related risks, and the consequences of exposure when making your PPE decision. Permeation test results should be used if the hazard is in Gas or Vapor form. Liquid penetration test results should be used if the chemical is in liquid form and poses only a splash hazard. It has become common practice to use the Permeation data exclusively even while Liquid splash is the more common kind of hazard found in an industrial workplace. This creates a inconsistency because the Permeation test measures the results on a molecular level exposing the chemical to the material for 8 hours straight. Very few industrial workplaces expose the worker to a hazard for 8 hours straight. Liquid Penetration test is simple, straight-forward and the most applicable to the industrial workplace.
TAA = Trade Agreements Act essentially requires government agencies to only acquire US-made or designated country made products/services. KLEENGUARD* apparel has a large range of products that are TAA complaint. See catalog for specific details.
MTO = Make To Order KLEENGUARD* apparel products that are not stocked in the KCP warehouse, but can be ordered on a make-to-order basis. These unique sizes require a 30 cases minimum order and carry an 8-week lead time. They literally are made when you order them! These items are identified in the catalog. ;
Yes - Many KLEENGUARD* apparel styles also carry approval via the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): ; http://www.inspection.gc.ca/active/scripts/fssa/reference/srresults.asp?lang=e&c=2&msg=&q=Kimberly&sub=SUBMIT
KLEENGUARD* apparel products do not have an expiration date. We recommend that you avoid extreme storage temperatures in excess of 104°F or below freezing for extended periods of time. All protective apparel should be thoroughly inspected for damage, discoloration, construction defects, or any type fabric of abnormality on a regular basis and prior to usage.
KLEENGUARD* apparel products are considered "article"(s) as defined in the OSHA regulations [29 CFR 1910.1200, Section (c)], therefore do not requre a Material Safety Data Sheet.
Absolutely! Select KLEENGUARD* apparel products are pre-packaged and tested to be deemed as a "vending machine ready" product. These items are identified in the catalog.
All of our apparel products are manufacturered with care not to add silicone containing raw materials or process aides to the production cycle, whether it is material manufacturer or converting. ; Many of our apparel products have been tested for transferable silicone content and approved by aviation customers for use in surface finishing applications.
CR IV (Hexavalent Chromium) fumes are primarily a respiratory hazard and, as such, the use of a PAPR unit is recommended. KLEENGUARD* A65 is a good option for use in the welding environment as it is designed to avoid propagating a flame. A65 meets NFPA 701 flammability criteria. ; However, A65 will not provide fume protection for skin exposure hazards.
The NFPA 99 standard measures two different levels of static decay. ; A 5000V charge is passed over the material. Two different levels can be tested…either a 90% or 50% decay. ; 90% decay is antistatic; 50% is anticling. ; The material must fully accept the charge then decay 90% of the 5000V in less than 0.5 seconds to be antistatic. ; Only 50% must be decayed in less than 0.5 seconds to be anticling.
Aviation customers are subject to a variety of different toxic and non-toxic particulate and chemical exposure. Employers are eager to significantly reduce the dermal and inhalation exposures to the by-products chromium and isocyanates. Because paint prep involves the abrasion and sanding of these hazardous containing coatings, hazardous particulate clouds are formed in which hexavalent chromium may be present. In addition to dry particles, KLEENGUARD* A45 offers protects against liquid chromated primer*+ *10% by weight epoxy polyamide primer + Results based on 1 lot of product and liquid isocyanates¹ ¹Tested against polyurethane containing polymeric isocyanate (40% concentration). Designed specifically with the Surface Prep & Paint area in mind, KLEENGUARD* A45 allows more freedom of movement and less restriction allowing the worker to complete their job without modifying the garment. In addition, the A45 respirator fit hood is designed with a long, water-resistant zipper extending to the chin for complete coverage of neck area minimizing the potential exposure to isocyanate overspray and hexavalent chromium. Although disposable apparel options are available, there is not one manufacturer who offers the aviation segment the protection combine with the comfort attributes that A45 offers these workers.
The A35 is a price point item that should only be leveraged when asked to make a price deviation from A40. The A45 product offers substantiated chemical protection as well as comfort attributes of REFLEX* design.
The A45 offers a PPE solution specific to the hazards found in the surface prep and paint areas: protects against chromated primer*+ *10% by weight epoxy polyamide primer + Results based on 1 lot of product and was specifically designed to seal out chromate dust and isocyanates¹ ¹Tested against polyurethane containing polymeric isocyanate (40% concentration) Made with lighter weight fabric than KLEENGUARD* A40 liquid and particle protection suit allowing for improved comfort without sacrificing protection. ; Additionally, the A45 is made with the REFLEX* design and the respirator fit hood is designed with a long, water-resistant zipper extending to the chin for complete coverage of neck area minimizing the potential exposureto overspray. ; The A40 offers substantiated chemical resistance to a number of chemicals (see the A40 Technical Data Guide detailed information) including penetration of blood and bodily fluids. The A40 is a proven liquid and particle protection apparel ; build to meets ANSI/ISEA 101-1996 sizing standard.
Basis weight is defined as the fabric weight per unit area. The higher the basis weight, the more material the garments has per unit area. The higher the basis weight, the more durable the fabric and the heavier the coverall. As a wearer, you should be looking for the perfect balance of protection, durability and comfort.
Absolutely - The A45 should be your lead proposition when protection from ; protects against chromated primer*+ *10% by weight epoxy polyamide primer + Results based on 1 lot of product and paints ; containing ; isocyanates¹Tested against polyurethane containing polymeric isocyanate (40% concentration) is the protection criteria in areas such as Surface Prep and Paint.
A45 primary competitors are Dupont Tyvek (127S); Dupont NexGen (NG 127S); Lakeland MicroMax NS (CL 428); 3M 4510 & Liberty PermaGuard (18127).