Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure

@article{Shakya2017EvaluatingTE,
  title={Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposure},
  author={K. Shakya and A. Noyes and R. Kallin and R. Peltier},
  journal={Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={352-357}
}
  • K. Shakya, A. Noyes, +1 author R. Peltier
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Inexpensive cloth masks are widely used in developing countries to protect from particulate pollution albeit limited data on their efficacy exists. This study examined the efficiency of four types of masks (three types of cloth masks and one type of surgical mask) commonly worn in the developing world. Five monodispersed aerosol sphere size (30, 100, and 500 nm, and 1 and 2.5 μm) and diluted whole diesel exhaust was used to assess facemask performance. Among the three cloth mask types, a cloth… Expand
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