Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 14th, 1997
"Newly approved, cheaper, but less durable, N-95 masks are unlikely to withstand multiple wearings and may be discarded after a few uses," researcher Pedro Rivera and colleagues wrote ("Dose a Cheaper Mask Save Money' The Cost of Implementing a Respiratory Personal Protective Equipment Program," Infection Control and Epidemiology, January 1997;18(1):24-31).
"Thus, cheaper masks may result in a more expensive personal protective equipment (PPE) program."
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