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.
NIOSH 2003 May; :1-4
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.
Respirators; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Chemical-warfare-agents; Biological-weapons; Biological-warfare-agents; Biohazards
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health