Other Recommendations Regarding Lab Clothing

Recommendation Explanation
Choose clothing made of natural fibers, especially cotton whenever possible Natural fibers are more fire resistant than synthetic fibers
Avoid wearing pantyhose Fire and some chemicals may cause the nylon to melt to the skin, increasing risk of serious injury
Keep a change of clothes, including shoes, in a desk drawer After an exposure, the victim will not be allowed to re-don contaminated clothing and will need something to wear home