WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY??? Do cloth face masks work? Should you be making them to donate to local hospitals? Let’s look at the studies that have been published.
#clothfacemasks #covid-19 #DIYfacemask
– 2 Characteristics of Respirators and Medical Masks.” Institute of Medicine. 2006. Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11637. Page 39
– Samy Rengasamy, Benjamin Eimer, Ronald E. Shaffer, Simple Respiratory Protection—Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20–1000 nm Size Particles, The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Volume 54, Issue 7, October 2010, Pages 789–798,
– Chughtia, A. A., Seale, H., & MacIntyre, C. R. (2013). Use of cloth masks in the practice of infection control – evidence and policy gaps. International Journal of Infection Control. doi: 10.3396/IJIC.v9i3.020.13
– van der Sande, M., Teunis, P., & Sabel, R. (2008). Professional and home-made face masks reduce exposure to respiratory infections among the general population. PloS one, 3(7), e2618.
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