Black Lightning Protects Law Enforcement Personnel From Accidental Fentanyl Exposure
PITTSFIELD, N.H., March 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Black Lightning Nitrile Glove passed chemical permeation testing of fentanyl per ASTM Standard ASTM D 6978. The test is run for 240 minutes and there was no breakthrough during this time.
Fentanyl and its analogues are designed to be absorbed into the body by means of ingestion, contact with mucous membranes, inhalation and via transdermal transmission. Two to three milligrams of the drug, approximately the amount five to seven grains of table salt, will induce respiratory depression or arrest and possibly death.
The design of the drug puts Law Enforcement and First Responder personnel at risk every time they conduct a search or respond to a medical emergency. According to the National Center on Health Statistics, 2016 data shows over a 500 percent increase in deaths from fentanyl and its analogues.
Atlantic Safety Products, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company. They have provided superior hand protection for over 30 years under the Lightning, InTouch and Lighthouse brands.
Geoffrey C. Cmar
Public Safety Account Manager
55 Barnstead Rd.
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Source: Atlantic Safety Products, Inc.