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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.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-144, 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
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-144
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division