Navy uniforms dangerous
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA- The U.S. Navy will phase-in new flame-resistant uniforms for every sailor that goes to sea since the ones worn now would burn and melt until they're completely consumed if there's a fire. The decision comes after testing by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility found the nylon and cotton blend uniforms worn now are flammable. Sailors in some specific jobs, such as engine room personnel, firefighters and those in fire-related duties are issued flame resistant clothing. The test results upset some sailors and their families who questioned why the flame-resistant uniform isn't standard for everyone at sea.