Elastomeric half-mask respirators are tight-fitting respirators made of synthetic or rubber material and are designed to be repeatedly disinfected, cleaned, and reused.
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MSA In the News
- FDA - Elastomeric Respirator Innovations Play a Critical Role in Response to COVID-19
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Local lab aiming to improve face mask quality
- Press Release - MSA Donates 300 Reusable Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators to COVID Courage
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One elastomeric could do the work of hundreds of N95s, maybe thousands, and would occupy a fraction of the storage space.
Implementation of an Elastomeric Mask Program as a Strategy to Eliminate Disposable N95 Mask Use and Resterilization: Results from a Large Academic Medical Center
AHN has partnered with Cranberry-based MSA Safety to give reusable elastomeric respirator masks to staff who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
...studies began showing elastomeric masks to be more cost-effective and protective during a pandemic situation...Over time, the elastomeric masks cost 10 times less.
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