"Standard Test Method for Determining the Initial Efficiency of Materials Used in Medical Face Masks to Penetration by Particulates Using Latex Spheres"
This test method establishes procedures for measuring the initial particle filtration efficiency of materials used in medical facemasks using monodispersed aerosols.
A definitive procedure that produces a test result: Examples of test methods include, but are not limited to: identification, measurement, and evaluation of one or more qualities, characteristics, or properties. A precision and bias statement shall be reported at the end of a test method.
All equipment and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured specifically to protect the eyes and/or the entire face (not including the top of the head). Exposure to the eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids, or caustic liquids, chemical gasses, or vapors, potentially infected material or potentially harmful light radiation.
- Face masks
All items of clothing and/or accessories (whether or not detachable) designed and manufactured to provide specific protection. This includes bullet-proof clothing, general protective clothing and full body ensembles that protect from cuts, radiation, temperature extremes, hot splashes from molten metals and other hot liquids, potential impacts from tools, machinery and materials and hazardous chemicals. Examples of body protection include laboratory coats, coveralls, vests, jackets, aprons, surgical gowns and full body suits
- Medical protective clothing
29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
- 29-1060 Physicians and Surgeons
- 29-1140 Registered Nurses
This test method provides specific test techniques for both manufacturers and users to evaluate materials when exposed to aerosol particle sizes between 0.1 and 5.0 um. Please see the full standard for complete details.
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ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020 , ASTM F2412 - 18a , ASTM F1446 - 20 , ANSI/AAMI PB70:2022 , ASTM F1342 / F1342M - 05 (Reapproved 2022) , ASTM F1359 / F1359M - 22 , ASTM F1670 / F1670M - 17a , ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 22 , ASTM F1790 / F1790M - 15 (Reapproved 2021) , ASTM F2588 - 12(2020) , ASTM F739 - 20 , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 3 , ASTM F2299 / F2299M - 03(2017) , ANSI/AAMI PB70 - Class 4 , ASTM F903 - 18 , ASTM F1862 / F1862M - 17 , ASTM F2100 - 21 , ASTM F2101 - 22
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- Page last updated: January 27, 2023
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