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Document ID (ISN)110051
CIS number 09-1092
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rengasamy S., King W.P., Eimer B.C., Shaffer R.E.
Title Filtration performance of NIOSH-approved N95 and P100 filtering facepiece respirators against 4 to 30 nanometer-size nanoparticles
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.5, No.9, p.556-564. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the filtration performance of NIOSH-approved N95 and P100 filtering facepiece respirators against silver aerosol particles in the diameter range of 4-30nm. A test system was developed and standardized for measuring the penetration of the particles. Findings support previous studies that indicate NIOSH-approved respirators provide protection against nanoparticles.
Descriptors (primary) nanoparticles; leakage testing; particulate removing respirators
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; USA; description of technique; equipment testing; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Respiratory protection