Effect of surgical masks worn concurrently over N95 filtering facepiece respirators: extended service life versus increased user burden.

@article{Roberge2008EffectOS,
  title={Effect of surgical masks worn concurrently over N95 filtering facepiece respirators: extended service life versus increased user burden.},
  author={Raymond J. Roberge},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          E19-26
        }
}
  • R. Roberge
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP
Growing concern over the availability of Respiratory protective devices (eg, filtering facepiece Respirators), in the face of the probable extreme demand brought on by a pandemic influenza, has prompted the suggestion that useful life of N95 filtering facepiece Respirator can be extended by the concurrent use of a surgical mask as an outer protective barrier over the Respirator. Personal protective equipment generally places a strain on the user, and the detrimental physiological and… Expand
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