Rev Mal Respir 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
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Introduction: "Anti-pollution" masks are a form of personal protective equipment intended to ensure filtration of ambient particulate air pollution.
State Of The Art: Although according to tests performed in the lab, their filtration power is high, the filtering efficiency of these masks in real conditions of use, that is to say, during physical effort, is generally lower than that established in the laboratory and this information is rarely available on commercial products on sale. Clinical studies, which are rarely double-blind, demonstrate a lower incidence of symptoms and a somewhat better cardiac performance when exercise is performed while wearing a mask. Read More