Industrial hygiene group says N95s the right call

January 2010
State Health Watch;Jan2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p12
The article focuses on the position statement issued by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) on H1N1 pandemic influenza A. According to AIHA, H1N1 and seasonal influenza are spread by the airborne route. It also noted that health care workers are at increased risk of infections so clear guidelines should be implemented across all health care facilities. Components of an effective aerosolized transmissible disease program include respiratory protection and appropriate administrative and engineering controls.


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