Hardwarex | 2021

Modified full-face snorkel mask as COVID-19 personal protective equipment: Quantitative results



\n The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Adapting commercially available full-faced snorkel masks has been proposed as an alternative to narrow the gap in PPE. An advantage of the full-faced snorkel mask design is that it serves two critical purposes: eye and face protection, and high quality air filtration to protect against SARS-CoV-2. We performed quantitative testing on various full-faced snorkel masks with 3D printed adapters that accept commercially available particulate filters, and report on a design that passed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) full-facepiece respirator standards.\n

Volume 9
Pages e00185 - e00185
DOI 10.1016/j.ohx.2021.e00185
Language English
Journal Hardwarex

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