MSA Response NBC Escape Hood
When escaping from Chemical Warfare, Biological, Or Riot Control Agents, every second counts. Depend on the Response Escape Hood from MSA. The hood gives your employees the protection they need to escape from a terrorist situation safely, quickly and easily — whether they work in high-profile office environments, for government agencies or embassies, or as law enforcement or first responders. And since it fits most any size and is compatible with long hair, glasses or a beard, the MSA Response Escape Hood is the equipment of choice for today’s diverse workforce.
Engineered for Maximum Performance
Manufactured with a high-performance laminate material, the hood is designed to provide you with the latest in head and neck coverage with respiratory protection against chemical and biological agents. The soft, high-stretch rubber neck seal conforms to irregular neck contours, allowing a secure fit on a wide variety of users. Its unique nose cup helps reduce lens fogging and carbon dioxide buildup by directing airflow inside the hood. The Response Escape Hood canister features a high-efficiency particulate filter and activated carbon to combat aerosols, gasses and vapors. In fact, the canister used in the hood contains 50% more carbon than similar canisters used by the U.S. military. Furthermore, MSA has performed extensive testing on the Response Escape Hood against both simulated and live chemical agents.
Designed for Comfort
In addition to designing the hood for maximum protection, MSA also took into account the comfort factor. A user who is potentially under stress requires ease of donning and use. The large lens and
translucent hood allow better visibility, face recognition and help reduce claustrophobia. The nose cup allows communication superior to that of conventional devices, which require wearers to
breathe through a mouth bit. With the integrated nose cup, wearers can breathe and speak normally to provide potentially life-saving communications. The hood also features cradle-type head straps that allow for quick, no assistance donning in the event of an emergency.
Performance of Response Escape Hood Canister Against Various Chemical Agents
MSA’s Response Escape Hood Canister has been tested to determine how effectively it can protect an individual against a variety of chemical agents. This canister contains a pleated high-efficiency (P-100) filter to remove aerosols, radionuclides, and solid particulates; and an impregnated activated carbon bed to adsorb (filter out) gases and vapors. Tear gas agents are removed from the inspired airstream by the P-100 filter and the impregnated carbon bed. Mustard (HD), Sarin (GB), DMMP (a Sarin simulant), HCN, and CK are also effectively adsorbed by the carbon bed.