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FDA revises emergency use authorization for certain non-NIOSH approved respirators

Tuesday, May 12, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Crystal Washington
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency use authorization for certain non-NIOSH approved respirators with the removal of several manufacturers whose face masks failed to meet filtration efficiency performance standards.

The EUA was first issued April 3 in response to PPE shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, permitting health care providers to use non-NIOSH-approved respirators as long as they are used in accordance with CDC recommendations. However, the agency issued a revised EUA May 7 after testing data from NIOSH found that some of the respirators previously listed did not meet the expected performance criteria of filtering at least 95% of particles..........Read More