Accession Number : AD0663618

Title :   EVALUATION OF THREE WATERLESS HANDCLEANERS.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Gillen,Howard W.

Report Date : 19 JAN 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An evaluation of three waterless handcleaners was undertaken aboard two submarines during protracted operations. A thirty day supply was furnished the submarines, and appropriate explanations were given to the personnel involved in the acceptance tests. The shipboard tests were conducted under the direct supervision of a Medical Officer and a Chief Hospital Corpsman. Approximately forty people used the waterless handcleaners exclusively during the test. PLY, manufactured by the Milburn Company, cleaned all the dirt, oils, grease and paint encountered, and was very acceptable to the personnel. PAX, LIGHT DUTY had a limited cleaning capacity under the situation of the test but also had a high acceptance factor. SULPHO Hand Cleaner had a low personnel acceptance factor because of a residual stickiness and was abandoned during the test because of this condition. There was no evidence that any of the products caused any skin irritation, offensive odors, or delay in healing. Most of the personnel involved in the test felt that the use of a waterless handcleaner was very satisfactory, specifically in the engineering and electrical compartments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLEANING COMPOUNDS, ACCEPTABILITY), HANDS, HYGIENE, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE