The media, public, and government fixation on N95 has left the world unsure of all other masks, thinking they are the only correct mask. The truth is they are the lowest rated safe mask. See for your self. -Brian Louden, MythBuster
Produced by 3M this guide specifically covers the topic of understanding N95 alternatives and if they are safe, as long as why this oversight is happening. (LINK)
The National Academy of Sciences study in response to the need of release of 85.1 Million N95 mask from the national stock pile for the 2009 influenza pandemic. (LINK)
"Conclusion: Reusable facial protective equipment may be disinfected by health care workers with minimal training using SOPs." (LINK)
Pandemic Planning Guide by CDC does not mention any mask other than the N95, then goes on to highlight all the flaws most other NOISH masks address in engineering from easy sanitation to unlimited reuse. (LINK)
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