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

Report Date:

1996-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE