A pandemic influenza preparedness study: use of energetic methods to decontaminate filtering facepiece respirators contaminated with H1N1 aerosols and droplets.

@article{Heimbuch2011API,
  title={A pandemic influenza preparedness study: use of energetic methods to decontaminate filtering facepiece respirators contaminated with H1N1 aerosols and droplets.},
  author={Brian K. Heimbuch and William H. Wallace and Kimberly R. Kinney and April E. Lumley and Chang-yu Wu and Myung-Heui Woo and Joseph D. Wander},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={e1-9}
}
BACKGROUND A major concern among health care experts is a projected shortage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) during an influenza pandemic. One option for mitigating an FFR shortage is to decontaminate and reuse the devices. Many parameters, including biocidal efficacy, filtration performance, pressure drop, fit, and residual toxicity, must be evaluated to verify the effectiveness of this strategy. The focus of this research effort was on evaluating the ability of microwave… CONTINUE READING

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