Respirator protection factors: Part I -- Development of an anthropometric test panel

Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1978 Dec;39(12):970-5. doi: 10.1080/0002889778507897.


Respirators are currently approved by testing them on a number of subjects without specifying facial sizes. Anthropometrically designed test panels were developed that represent the majority of the working population in terms of relevant facial measurements.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Cephalometry* / instrumentation
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Protective Devices / standards*
  • Respiratory Protective Devices / standards*
  • United States