A Growing Concern
Cancer is a growing concern in our industry as more and more firefighters are diagnosed with this disease than ever before. A recent multi-year study by the CDC on cancer among U.S. firefighters (1) showed higher rates of certain types of cancer than among the general U.S. population. The study also provides evidence that these higher rates are directly related to occupational exposure.
INNOTEX GRAY™ is designed to address this very issue. This line of protective interfaces is made to mitigate the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability. Developed to meet the proposed requirements of NFPA 1971, 2018 edition, the particulate blocking layer blocks carcinogenic particulates 0.1 µm to 1.0 µm that are found in the combustion of structural fires by greater than 99%. Yet, that same layer also allows for air permeation, which is essential to reduce the risk of increased core temperature.
(1) CDC Study of Cancer among U.S. Fire Fighters 2016
Occupational exposure to carcinogens
INNOTEX GRAY™ is a series of protective interfaces that addresses the growing industry concern of increased cancer cases in firefighters. By using a particulate blocking layer, we can effectively mitigate the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination while maintaining air permeability.
INNOTEX GRAY™ aims to protect multiple vulnerable areas, including the head, neck, wrists, body and legs, while maintaining comfort and mobility.
Wherever you see gray, you’re equipped with a particulate blocking layer.
INNOTEX GRAY™ HOOD 25
Shields vulnerable area between helmet & coat while maintaining air permeability.
TTP 22.6 / THL 427.
PARTICULATE BLOCKING LAYER
INNOTEX GRAY™ uses a particulate blocking layer that reduces the risk of contamination by particulates 0.1 to 1.0 microns (µm) found in the combustion of structural fires by >99%.
INNOTEX GRAY™ allows for air permeation, which is essential to reduce the risk of increased core temperature.
3 LAYER SYSTEM
3 layers – just like your Turnout.
The exterior layer is a 20%/80% Nomex/Lenzing blend. The middle layer, a proprietary version of Stedair® PREVENT, blocks more than 99% of particulates ranging from 0.1 to 1.0 microns. The inner liner is a smooth, cooling multi-filament viscose.
INNOTEX GRAY™ WRISTLET & SLEEVE WELLS
Shields vulnerable area between sleeve & glove. Uninterrupted protection. Air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer as liner.
Stedair® PREVENT extends to the very end of the wristlet, offering maximum protection.
INNOTEX GRAY™ STORM BAND
Shields vulnerable area between coat & pant. Elasticized waistband made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.
INNOTEX GRAY™ LEG GAITER
Shields vulnerable area between pant & boot. Elasticized leg gaiter made of air permeable carcinogenic particulate blocking layer.
NFPA 1971 2013 Edition
NFPA 1971 2018 Edition
INNOTEX GRAY™ HOOD 35
Launching this fall.
Find full specs for INNOTEX GRAY™ in our catalog.