PPE CASE – Performance of Stockpiled Air-Purifying Respirators, Facility Nine of Ten: Inhalation and Exhalation Resistance and Filtration Efficiency Performance
NPPTL Report Number P2020-0109
NIOSH found that 172 of 172 N95 filtering facepiece respirators stockpiled at Facility Nine that were 15 years old maintained their inhalation and exhalation resistance and filtration performance in accordance with NIOSH performance standards.
In 2017, NIOSH established a PPE Stockpile Partnership consisting of 1) federal entities and stockpiles; 2) state, county, and city stockpiles; 3) hospital-related stockpile entities; and 4) a manufacturer trade association to inform the design and execution of an empirical study to evaluate stockpiled APRs. NIOSH obtained samples of PPE from geographically dispersed stockpiles with varying storage conditions.
This report details the inhalation/exhalation resistance and filtration performance of N95 filtering facepiece APRs collected from Facility Nine of Ten. This facility is a regional stockpile facility.
NIOSH . PPE CASE: Inhalation and Exhalation Resistance and Filtration Performance of Stockpiled Air-Purifying Respirators: Facility Nine of Ten. By Greenawald, L., Moore, S., and Yorio, P. Pittsburgh, PA U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NPPTL Report Number P2020-0109.