Study: Full-time N95 use offers best respiratory protection

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Study: Full-time N95 use offers best respiratory protection

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In a new study, Chinese hospital staffers who wore N95 respirators all the time enjoyed significantly lower rates of clinical respiratory illnesses (CRIs) than workers who wore surgical masks or used N95s only for high-risk procedures.

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Robert Roos

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2013-02-20

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Roos, Robert. 2013. Study: Full-time N95 use offers best respiratory protection. CIDRAP.

Abstract

In a new study, Chinese hospital staffers who wore N95 respirators all the time enjoyed significantly lower rates of clinical respiratory illnesses (CRIs) than workers who wore surgical masks or used N95s only for high-risk procedures.

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