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What is the best way to handle fogging in a Level A suit face visor?

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By Jessica Barrett | Last updated: July 5, 2018
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Getting comfortable in your Level A safety suit is no easy feat. When you're working, you might notice your visor starting to fog up and reducing visibility. It's a frustrating situation, but it's not uncommon.

The Level A suit's tight fit is what keeps you safe, but it also reduces airflow inside the suit. All the heat and moisture trapped inside can cause the visor to fog up. If the outside of your visor fogs up, you can wipe it with your glove or grab something nearby to wipe it with. But what about fogging on the inside?

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Moving to a safe location and removing the suit to wipe away the fog is not always possible and is never convenient. Thankfully, there's an easier solution. You can wear absorbent material on your forehead before putting on the suit. Then, when your visor starts to go up, use your hand to push the material and nod your head to wipe away the condensation.

Any soft, absorbent material will do the trick, but some popular choices are bandanas and sponge strips held in place with an elastic band.

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Written by Jessica Barrett

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Jessica is a freelance writer and editor from Toronto, Canada. She specializes in creating content for nonprofits and has written for organizations working in human rights, conservation, education, and health care. She loves traveling and food, speaks Spanish, and has two dogs, one of whom she rescued while living in Mexico.

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