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Effect of Decontamination on the Filtration Efficiency of Two Filtering Facepiece Respirator Models

  title={Effect of Decontamination on the Filtration Efficiency of Two Filtering Facepiece Respirator Models},
  author={Dennis J. Viscusi and William P. King and R. Shaffer},
espiratory protective devices such as National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certified disposable filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) are often recommended for use by healthcare workers and the general public for infection control. However, during a wide-scale breakout of a disease spread by human-to-human transmission via infectious aerosol, shortages of FFRs are likely. One possible solution to the potential shortage is to reuse the FFR after decontamination to… 

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