Accession Number : ADA327982

Title :   The Effects of Wearing a Disposable Eye/Respiratory Protection (DERP) Mask in Environmental Extremes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cohen, Barry S. ; Feith, Steven J. ; Prusaczyk, W. K.

PDF Url : ADA327982

Report Date : 02 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The objective of this study was to evaluate three prototype DERP masks under consideration for use by the U.S. Air Force. The evaluation included measurement of CO2 levels and breathing resistance inside these masks. Additionally, the thermal, physiological, and psychological effects of wearing the three masks during rest and exercise were measured during two 2-hr scenarios, once each under two different environmental conditions (heat and cold).

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE MASKS, TEMPERATURE, AIR FORCE, RESISTANCE, BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, CHEMICAL WARFARE, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, EYE, RANGE(EXTREMES), RESPIRATION, DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE