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Filter efficiency and facial fit of health care masks.
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 13-16, 2006, Chicago, Illinois. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2006 May; :1-29
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.
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
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, May 13-16, 2006, Chicago, Illinois
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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