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Pollution

Periodic Graphics: Do air pollution masks work?

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning investigates the efficiency of the masks and what they do and don’t filter out.

by Andy Brunning
February 17, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 7

 

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Andy Brunning/C&EN

To download a pdf of this article, visit http://cenm.ag/pollutionmasks.


References used to create this graphic:

Particulate matter in the United Kingdom

Reducing personal exposure to particulate air pollution improves cardiovascular health in patients with coronary heart disease

Effectiveness of face masks used to protect Beijing residents against particulate air pollution


A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest

To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit http://cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.

 

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