Women, Asians likely to be using badly fitting masks


Filtration masks like the N95 and FFP2 models, used by medical workers in high-risk situations, must be fitted to a user’s face properly. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

WOMEN healthcare workers and medical staff with Asian heritage are less likely to be using masks that fit them properly making them more vulnerable to infection, according to a report yesterday calling for more robust equipment testing.

The report published in the journal Anaesthesia looked at studies into different methods used to assess filtration masks like the N95 and FFP2 models, used by medical workers in high-risk situations.


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