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Research Citations

Research + Literature Reviewed:

  1. University of Cambridge Study: Davies, Anna & Thompson, Katy-Anne & Giri, Karthika & Kafatos, George & Walker, James & Bennett, Allan. (2013). Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic?. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 7. 413-418. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258525804_Testing_the_Efficacy_of_Homemade_Masks_Would_They_Protect_in_an_Influenza_Pandemic
  2. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene: Samy Rengasamy, Benjamin Eimer, Ronald E. Shaffer, Simple Respiratory Protection—Evaluation of the Filtration Performance of Cloth Masks and Common Fabric Materials Against 20–1000 nm Size Particles, The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Volume 54, Issue 7, October 2010, Pages 789–798, https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/meq044

  3. New York Times: Parker-Pope, Tara. (April 9, 2020). What's the Best Material for a Mask?, New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-homemade-mask-material-DIY-face-mask-ppe.html.

  4. Centre for Disease Control: Strategies to Optimize PPE & Equipment (2020). Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks, CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html.

  5. PLOS ONE: van der Sande, M., Teunis, P., & Sabel, R. (2008). Professional and home-made face masks reduce exposure to respiratory infections among the general population. PloS one, 3(7), e2618. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0002618.

  6. New York Times: NYT Health. (March 27, 2020). More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection, New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/health/us-coronavirus-face-masks.html.

  7. Annals of Internal Medicine: Cowling BJ, Chan K, Fang VJ, et al. Facemasks and Hand Hygiene to Prevent Influenza Transmission in Households: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2009;151:437–446. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-151-7-200910060-00142.

  8. ResearchGate: Davies, Anna & Thompson, Katy-Anne & Giri, Karthika & Kafatos, George & Walker, James & Bennett, Allan. (2020). Facemask Instructions COVID-19, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340023785_facemask_instructions_COVID-19doc.

  9. Deaconess Hospital: Deaconess. (2020). How to make a Face Mask: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask.

  10. Thomson Reuters: Reuters Fact Check. (March 24, 2020). True Claim: CDC states fabric masks are crisis response when other supplies exhausted, Thomson Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-cdc-fabric-masks/true-claim-cdc-states-fabric-masks-are-crisis-response-when-other-supplies-exhausted-idUSKBN21B2YP.

  11. Live Science: Letzter, Rafi. (March 24, 2020). Can homemade masks protect you from COVID-19?, Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/cloth-masks-coronavirus.html.