Elastomeric half-mask respirators are tight-fitting respirators made of synthetic or rubber material and are designed to be repeatedly disinfected, cleaned, and reused.
MSA Respiratory Products
COVID-19 Supplemental Product and Cleaning Guidance
Respiratory Protection in the News
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.
AHN, MSA Safety finding new ways to keep people safe
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