The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) made imperative the use of protective devices as a source control tool. As there is no definite antiviral treatment and effective vaccine, the only efficient means of protecting and mitigating infectious contagion has been the use of personal protective equipment, especially by healthcare workers. However, masks affect the humidification process of inhaled air, possibly leading to a basal inflammatory state of the upper airways.

Comfort rules for face masks among healthcare workers during COVID-19 spread / Maniaci, A; Ferlito, S; Bubbico, L; Ledda, C; Rapisarda, V; Iannella, G; La Mantia, I; Grillo, C; Vicini, C; Privitera, E; Coco, S; Cammaroto, G; Lechien, J R; Magliulo, G; Pace, A; Meccariello, G; Cocuzza, S. - In: ANNALI DI IGIENE MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ. - ISSN 1120-9135. - (2021). [10.7416/ai.2021.2439]

Comfort rules for face masks among healthcare workers during COVID-19 spread

Iannella, G;Magliulo, G;Pace, A;
2021

Abstract

The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) made imperative the use of protective devices as a source control tool. As there is no definite antiviral treatment and effective vaccine, the only efficient means of protecting and mitigating infectious contagion has been the use of personal protective equipment, especially by healthcare workers. However, masks affect the humidification process of inhaled air, possibly leading to a basal inflammatory state of the upper airways.
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