Evaluation of Aerosol Particle Leak and Standard Surgical Mask Fit With 3 Elastomeric Harness Designs

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jan 4;5(1):e2145811. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.45811.

Abstract

This comparative effectiveness study evaluates aerosol particle leak and standard surgical mask fit with 3 elastomeric harness designs tested on mannequin heads and human participants using US Occupational Safety and Health Administration N95 fit factor requirements.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols / analysis*
  • Air Microbiology
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control
  • COVID-19 / transmission
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Elastomers
  • Equipment Design / standards*
  • Humans
  • Masks / standards*
  • N95 Respirators / standards*
  • SARS-CoV-2

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Elastomers