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Performance of single-use respirators.
Lowry PL; Hesch PR; Revoir WH
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1977 Sep; 38(9):462-467
Six models of single-use dust respirators were evaluated for sodium- chloride (7647145) aerosol leakage while being worn by human test subjects. The respirators were evaluated for their ability to fit a wide range of facial sizes, for changes in efficiency after storage in a humid atmosphere; and for consistency of protection when worn for a six-hour work shift. Results indicate that only two of the six models tested provided a protection factor of 5 to all members of a 10 person test panel. Storage in a humid atmosphere had no detectable effect on five of the models, while one showed a decrease in the level of protection offered. Throughout a 6 hour work shift, four of the six models provided a consistent level of protection, while two showed variations in the level of protection offered.
NIOSH-Publication; Pulmonary-system; Personal-protective-equipment; Dusts; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Respiratory-protection
Issue of Publication
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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