Comparison of nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-approved and CE-marked particulate filtering facepiece respirators.

@article{Rengasamy2009ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of nanoparticle filtration performance of NIOSH-approved and CE-marked particulate filtering facepiece respirators.},
  author={Samy Rengasamy and Benjamin C. Eimer and Ronald E. Shaffer},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={117-28}
}
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and European Norms (ENs) employ different test protocols for evaluation of air-purifying particulate respirators commonly referred to as filtering facepiece respirators (FFR). The relative performance of the NIOSH-approved and EN-certified 'Conformité Européen' (CE)-marked FFR is not well studied. NIOSH requires a minimum of 95 and 99.97% efficiencies for N95 and P100 FFR, respectively; meanwhile, the EN requires 94 and 99… CONTINUE READING

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