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Emergency Preparedness

DuPont is committed to improving the safety of first-responders and government workers through solutions that target microbial hazards that may be encountered in the course of emergency response efforts and healthcare administration.

We help prevent and control the spread of disease with protective garments, accessories, and non-porous durable surfaces. We also provide antiseptics and disinfectants that are effective against a wide range of pathogens.

DuPont Virkon®, for example, and our biosecurity training programs are important components in the fight against the spread of avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease. Virkon® is globally recognised as one of the most effective antiviral disinfectant agents available to contain the spread of pandemics. During the 2003 avian influenza outbreak in the Netherlands, Virkon® S was the disinfectant of choice purchased by the Dutch government. The disinfectant was also used in the 2003-2004 outbreak in eight Asia-Pacific countries and the 1999 outbreak in Italy.

DuPont Contamination Control products are specially engineered to enhance productivity in today’s demanding biotechnology, pharmaceutical and electronics cleanroom environments.  In addition, garments made of Tyvek® and Tychem® brand fiber help protect first responders and government workers from hazardous liquids, vapors, gases and particulates.