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Personal Protective Equipment

International Filtration News provides ongoing coverage of filtration technology for personal protective equipment (PPE). Visit filtnews.com regularly to stay on top of the latest insights, issues and innovations in filtration for PPE.

Preparing for the next pandemic

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Electrospun nanofibrous filters for mitigating viral aerosols

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While mask types may vary, consistency is key to ensure test accuracy

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Evidence shows that small aerosols provide a major route for COVID transmission.

The filtration industry needs to take the lead in resolving the COVID problem. Transmission does not come from contaminated food, mosquitoes or fleas. Very little transmission has been traced to surface contact. The new evidence is that small aerosols provide a major route for COVID transmission. These aerosols create viral clouds, which are not deterred …

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Facemasks used during COVID-19

There are many different facemasks in the market today – from do-it-yourself cut and sew barrier masks to highly engineered products that require testing and certification to be used. In the age of COVID-19, the term “facemask” is, in some cases, being used generically, when there are different types of facemasks with varying degrees of …

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Big Box Store with laminar flow from ceiling to floor.

At the time of this writing, the CDC predicts 135,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19. McIlvaine has calculated the cost in terms of life quality reduction for those sickened, as well as those dying, plus healthcare costs at $58 million per death. The result is a $7.8 trillion cost, not including lost economic activity. …

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N95 face mask

“The U.S. has a strategic petroleum reserve. It has strategic military assets. Where are the strategic meltblown assets?” This was the question with which Forbes investment specialist William Baldwin closed a column on April 3rd, immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump had issued a blistering attack on 3M during a press briefing in Washington. 3M …

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