NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators with an N95 level of protection or higher are being recommended by the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for protection against the H1N1 virus. However, no matter how efficient the filter, if a mask does not fit properly, then gaps between the mask and the face (the face-seal) will allow harmful/infectious particles to enter the wearer’s breathing zone.
The Fitseal Adhesion Filtering Facepiece Particulate Respirator (FFPR) from Wein Products, Inc. “represents a breakthrough in personal respirator technology.” Co-developed by Canadian and American scientists and medical experts, the one-size-fits-all respirator is held in place by medical-grade adhesion technology that conforms and seals to the wearer’s face, thereby significantly reducing inward and outward leakage between the mask and the face.
New strapless adhesion respirator decreases exposure
August 18, 2009