Mask design considerations

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1975 Mar;36(3):220-8. doi: 10.1080/0002889758507238.


Mask design should be based more strongly on physiological data obtained from working individuals. This paper is a compendium of pertinent information as well as a guide to better design. An indication of the trends of current research is also given.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Airway Resistance
  • Humans
  • Masks*
  • Models, Biological
  • Physical Exertion
  • Protective Devices / standards*
  • Respiratory Dead Space
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena
  • Respiratory Protective Devices / standards*
  • Stress, Physiological / etiology
  • Time Factors
  • Work