Hazmat suit
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British pronunciation/hˈazmat sˈuːt/
American pronunciation/hˈæzmæt sˈuːt/
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a protective garment worn by workers to safeguard against exposure to hazardous substances or environments

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What is a "hazmat suit"?

A hazmat suit, also known as a hazardous materials suit, is a type of protective clothing designed to shield the wearer from hazardous materials. Typically made of impermeable materials, such as rubber, plastic, or Tyvek, a hazmat suit is designed to prevent the wearer from coming into contact with harmful chemicals, infectious agents, or radioactive materials. It typically consists of a one-piece coverall with a built-in hood and respirator, along with gloves and boots. Hazmat suits are commonly used by emergency responders, healthcare workers, and hazardous waste workers when dealing with hazardous materials that could pose a risk to their health and safety.

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