Hairs from cats and dogs may be extremely important when used as evidence in the investigation of certain crimes and offenses. Certain parameters such as transfer and persistence are likely to be very similar to those encountered with fibers. These two parameters have been examined for dog and cat hair.
The results confirm that hairs cling easily to various surfaces and that they are transferred in large numbers. It is almost impossible to enter a house where a domestic animal lives without being contaminated by its hair.
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