News and Resources

News

Breathe Safely Health Seal awarded Best of Show in Medical Category at Inspire™, 2015 Innovation Expo at Minneapolis Convention Center. This event was hosted by the Inventors Resource Center, a program of the Minnesota Inventors Congress.

Resources

By clicking on the links below you can see the actual studies cited on our first page:

(1)  This 2009 study concludes that the face to mask seal is the priority to improving mask performance.    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CCwQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%2Fpublication%2F26666701_Performance_of_an_N95_filtering_facepiece_particulate_respirator_and_a_surgical_mask_during_human_breathing_two_pathways_for_particle_penetration%2Flinks%2F0912f508060d966fec000000&ei=P6_zU8SGDIjZoATo8YCgCA&usg=AFQjCNH4kPOMJoSQXtJuP2Ceqg-qO2tyGQ

(2) A study detailing inward leakage of masks when health care workers wear them in the real world.  http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/03/31/Poorly-fitted-respirator-bad-as-loose-mask/UPI-71811333222554

 (3)  N95 masks use filter media that block 95% of the infectious particles in the air but the facial/mask seal when used in non laboratory environments (when healthcare worker move and talk) will perform at best at 70% according to a study done in 2012. http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/54/11/1569.full.pdf+html?sid=d04c4ba3-a018-4b3e-9691-e33b4da935ba