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Chemical Protective Overgarment (CPO)

The Chemical Protective Overgarment (CPO) suit is the Navy's current issued garment used to protect the wearer from all known chemical agents and has a ten year shelf life in its sealed container. Once the CPO suit is removed from its sealed container bag, it is good for a total cumulative wear time of 100 hours within 30 days after opening. The foil bag and plastic overbag should be retained for stowage of uncontaminated CPOs between uses. In a contaminated environment the suit will provide six hours of protection. Although the CPO suit provides good skin coverage, it provides no special protection against biological contamination. The CPO replacement suit is known as the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) or Advanced Chemical Protective Garment.



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