Miltary suits are not used because they are only protective against agents
used in warfare. They are not particularly chemical protective.
SpR in Emergency Medicine
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> No answer from Danny or Simon yet, so I thought I'd throw in my
> NBC = Nuclear, Biological, Chemical.
> BW = Biological Warfare, I imagine.
> OPs = no idea! Operations? Outpatients? Osmotic Pressure? Old People?
> As for the TST suits - these are the lovely green Swedish things which
come with the video of the naked man, aren't they?!
> The suits are not designed with easy communication in mind - the noise of
the air blower makes it nigh on impossible.
> Does anyone know why these sorts of suits are used (ie, with hood and air
blower) rather than the military NBC suit with respirator which has a speech
module? the military suits are cheaper, easier to put on, and you can hear
> SpR Cardiff.
> > Danny, maybe I'm being particularly slow tonight (I blame the booze at
> > Soho jazz club I've just left). But please explain...
> > BW
> > NBC
> > OPs
> > I can figure out BTW and CMO for myself!!
> > And Simon, what's a TST suit?
> > Cheers,
> > Adrian Fogarty