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Respirator fact sheet: what you should know in deciding whether to buy escape hoods, gas masks, or other respirators for preparedness at home and work.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2003 May; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20022870
Abstract
Some employers and consumers are considering purchasing escape hoods or other respirators to protect themselves against potential terrorist threats, including biological and chemical substances. This guidance will provide information on what respirators are, how they work, and what is needed for a respirator to provide protection.
Keywords
Respirators; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Chemical-warfare-agents; Biological-weapons; Biological-warfare-agents; Biohazards
Publication Date
20030501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2003-144
NIOSH Division
NPPTL
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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