PPE gown materials

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After seeing Putin wearing a full face respirator and gown while entering hospital with covid and seeing a local doctor wearing one too. I ordered the 3M full face respirator like it. But I'm not sure what kind of gown or coveralls to gets.

There are many local advertisements about the gown but most either locally made or made in china. So what kind of gown to look for? Are all PPE gowns hazmat? Is the covid-19 a hazmat (hazardous material)? Reusable is better than disposable.

Next month I plan to visit a hospital clinic for consultation with a doctor so want to wear one when entering the hospital too.
 

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Tom.G
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The gown material is generally Tyvek, a synthetic made by Dupont. It is also used in building construction as a vapor barrier and in packaging. It's a rather sturdy material and hard to tear.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/po...-grainger-sold-suits-u-s-double-cost-n1187061

And here is a story in the Los Angeles Times newspaper that shows how much work the hospitals have to do to get the safety equipment.
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-04-17/hospitals-bizarre-quest-for-coronavirus-masks

edit: added links

Cheers,
Tom
 
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