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Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008 Feb; 177(3):P1-P2
A disposable respirator fits over the nose and mouth. It removes very small particles from the air you breathe. These particles include germs (like viruses, bacteria, and mold) and other kinds of dust. A disposable respirator does not have replacement parts. It is meant to be thrown away after use.
Respirators; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Bacteria; Dusts; Microorganisms; Molds; Particulates; Protective-measures; Airborne-particles; Anthropometry
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division