Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protective clothing – a review

Maria José Magalhães, Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães*, Kenneth Revett, Hamid Jahankhani

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The attacks with CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) agents are more and more a concern for the security of the world, especially since some terrorist groups have access to CBRN weapons. This work reviews the developments on CBRN protective clothing and concludes that this is a field of growing interest from researchers all over the world. The research focus on several aspects: military boots, protection clothes, forecasting models of protection and comfort characteristics, the importance of improving the comfort and physiological stress, development of membranes and construction models, etc. The developments that arise in this work are spread over several areas, demonstrating that multidisciplinary knowledge is an important factor for a more efficient and effective progress on CBRN clothing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal security, safety and sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationthe security challenges of the connected world - 11th International Conference, ICGS3 2017, Proceedings
EditorsHamid Jahankhani, Graham Sexton, Amin Hosseinian-Far, David Emm, Arshad Jamal, Alex Carlile, Guy Brown
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319510644
ISBN (Print)9783319510637
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability, ICGS3 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jan 201720 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability, ICGS3 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • CBRN
  • Protective clothing
  • Protective textiles
  • Technical textiles


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