8/13/2007 1:15:15 PM
JEFFERSON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S Government, in pre-pandemic preparation, has stockpiled over 100 million N95 respirators. However, a study conducted by the CDC, in conjunction with NIOSH and OSHA, has determined that N95 respirators are ineffective in disasters and pandemic events. This study, involving 538 participants in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, found that 76% of participants could not correctly fit the mask. In a pandemic situation, these individuals would inhale deadly pathogens.
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