This hazmat suit can block VX nerve agent and other deadly chemicals. Here's how it's built.

Popular Science | 3/22/2019 | Staff
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The suit is a sandwich of materials. The middle layer is roughly 1/8-inch-thick ­puncture-​­resistant polypropylene, and a coating on both sides includes dozens of plastic ­polymers. Each of those has its own protective responsibility, like stopping sarin gas.

The face shield gives rescuers a 220-degree field of view, and it leaves enough room for a scuba-style respirator to fit underneath it—necessary since the garb...
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