Did you know? Garments necessary for working in a clean-room, a space where the amount of particles in the air is controlled, are sometimes called “bunny suit”. I learnt this recently and it inspired by this drawing.
A little challenge is going around social media for a few weeks: initiated by the artist Melissa Capriglione, it consists in asking suggestions of names of characters to draw with one’s own style. I proposed for you to give me examples of scientist characters in pop-culture… and here is the result! Thank you for you propositions. 😊
Do you know all of them, or are you discovering some of them? 🔬
In chemistry laboratories, outfits that leave areas of skin exposed are to be prohibited for safety reasons, notably in the event of a splash of dangerous substances. Long garments and closed shoes are therefore a requirement for the chemist’s protection. Even in the summertime, goodbye shorts and sandals! Unless…
Let me introduce a concept imaginary piece of clothing that allows to stay on top of summer fashion by showing of one’s legs without actually exposing them to chemical risk!
What would be an outfit without proper matching accessories? These nitrile gloves for feet will be in perfect harmony with any pair of sandals, flip-flops and other seasonal shoes.
Joking aside, these ideas would actually present other safety issues. For example, synthetic materials clothes are usually not recommended, as they could be dangerous in case of fire. One would also go without one of the functions of closed shoes that is to protect the foot in case of the fall of an object.
Anyway, I still had fun designing this equipment!
You can learn more on this topic on the website of the Invasice Species Council of British Columbia.
I have been mentioning it in this article about the “Fête de la Science” (French science event). Here is a science popularization comic strip I did for my lab in order to explain some properties of aluminium.
Are you interested in this kind of topics? Would you like to see more of science popularization on this blog? Feel free to share your opinion.