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Passing the Test

Published In: Nonwovens Report International

Sales of face masks and respirators have understandably soared during the coronavirus outbreak, but how is their performance evaluated? The team from Nelson Laboratories explains more.

With the recent coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, China is requiring face masks to be worn in all public areas and there has been a recent run on face masks in the US.

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a medical face mask and respirator, and how and when they should be used? You are not alone. The basic answer is medical face masks are meant to protect others and the environment and respirators are meant to protect the wearer.

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