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Filter efficiency and facial fit of health care masks.

Authors
Brosseau-LM
Source
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 13-16, 2006, Chicago, Illinois. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2006 May; :1-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20037691
Abstract
Health care mask filters exhibit wide range of filter efficiency. Filter efficiency is not predictive of fit. Mask with one of the best filter efficiencies had lowest fit factor. BFE and PFE results are not predictive of filter performance. Health care masks do not fit and do not meet even minimum expectations for respiratory protection.
Keywords
Airborne-particles; Bacterial-dusts; Biohazards; Biological-effects; Biological-factors; Biological-monitoring; Biological-systems; Biomedical-engineering; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Filter-materials; Filters; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Particle-aerodynamics; Particle-counters; Particulates; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Physical-properties; Protective-equipment; Quantitative-analysis; Respiratory-protection; Statistical-analysis; Toxic-effects; Toxic-materials; Toxic-vapors
Publication Date
20060513
Document Type
Formal Presentation
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 13-16, 2006, Chicago, Illinois
State
MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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