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Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks

Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks

The emergence of a pandemic affecting the respiratory system can result in a significant demand for face masks. This includes the use of cloth masks by large sections of the public as can be seen during the current global spread of COVID-19. However, there is limited knowledge on the performance of commonly available fabrics used in cloth masks. Importantly, there is a need to evaluate filtration effeciencies as a function of aerosol particulate...

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