Face Coverings Bibliography

There is a growing body of research on the materials, construction, use, and efficacy of general use face coverings. Some of the relevant articles and research papers are listed below.

AATCC. 2020. “AATCC M14-2020 Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult.” https://members.aatcc.org/store/m014/3085/

Bort, Julie. 2020. “Using blue shop towels in homemade face masks can filter particles 2x to 3x better than cotton, 3 clothing designers discover after testing dozens of fabrics.” Business Insider, April 2. https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4.

Brooks, John T, Jay C Butler, and Robert R Redfield. 2020. “Universal Masking to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission—The Time Is Now.” JAMA. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.13107.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. n.d. Considerations for Wearing Masks. Accessed August 14, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html.

Chan, Jasper Fuk-Woo, Shuofeng Yuan, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Andrew Chak-Yiu Lee, Zhimeng Fan, et al. 2020. “Surgical mask partition reduces the risk of non-contact transmission in a golden Syrian hamster model for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa644/5848814.

Dato, Virginia M, David Hostler, and Michael E Hahn. 2006. “Simple Respiratory Mask.” Emerging Infectious Diseases 1033-1034. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373043/.

Davies, Anna, Katy-Anne Thompson, Kathika Giri, George Kafatos, Jimmy Walker, and Allan Bennett. 2013. “Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic?” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 413-418. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7108646/.

Diasio, Matthew. 2020. “UNC coronavirus study shows why it’s important to wear a mask that covers your nose.” The News & Observer, July 10. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article243567982.html.
(Referenced paper also available.)

Fischer, Emma P, Martin C Fischer, David Grass, Isaac Henrion, Warren S Warren, and Eric Westman. 2020. “Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech.” Science advances. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083.

Greenhalgh, Trisha, Manuel Schmid, Thomas Czypionka, Dirk Bassler, and Laurence Gruer. 2020. “Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis.” BMJ. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435.long.

Hao, Weixing, Andrew Parash, Stephen Williams, Jiayu Li, Hongyan Ma, Joel Burken, and Yang Wang. 2020. “Filtration performances of non-medical materials as candidates for manufacturing facemasks and respirators.” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2020.113582.

Heuvelmans, Jordon. 2020. Sure, wear a mask. Just not one with a valve. April 29. Accessed August 14, 2020. https://www.healthing.ca/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/sure-wear-a-mask-just-not-one-with-a-valve.

Javid, Babak, Michael P Weekes, and Nicholas J Matheson. 2020. “Covid-19: should the public wear face masks?” BMJ. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1442.

Jung, Hyejung, Jongbo Kim Kim, Seungju Lee, Jinho Lee, Jooyoun Kim, Perngjy Tsai, and Chungsik Yoon. 2014. “Comparison of Filtration Efficiency and Pressure Drop in Anti-Yellow Sand Masks, Quarantine Masks, Medical Masks, General Masks, and Handkerchiefs.” Aerosol and Air Quality Research. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2013.06.0201.

Kähler, Christian J, and Rainer Hain. 2020. “Fundamental protective mechanisms of face masks against droplet infections.” Journal of Aerosol Science. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342693523_Fundamental_protective_mechanisms_of_face_masks_against_droplet_infections.
(Preprint article also available)

Konda, Abhiteja, Abhinav Prakash, Gregory A Moss, Michael Schmoldt, Gregory D Grant, and Supratik Guha. 2020. “Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks.” ACS Nano 6339-6347. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c03252#.

Lai, Mary Y Y, Peter K C Cheng, and Wilina W L Lim. 2005. “Survival of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.” Clinical Infectious Diseases e67-e71. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16142653/.

Leung, Nancy H L, Daniel K W Chu, Eunice Y C Shiu, Kwok-Hung Chan, James J McDevitt, Benien J P Hau, Hui-Ling Yen, et al. 2020. “Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks.” Nature Medicine 676-680. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2.

McCabe, Caitlin. 2020. “Face Masks Really Do Matter. The Scientific Evidence Is Growing.” The Wall Street Journal, August 13. https://www.wsj.com/articles/face-masks-really-do-matter-the-scientific-evidence-is-growing-11595083298.

Miller, Korin. 2020. “New Research Has Identified the Most (and Least) Effective Face Masks for Coronavirus.” Prevention, July 2. https://www.prevention.com/health/a33078717/best-face-masks-for-covid-19/.

Prather, Kimberly A, Chia C Wang, and Robert T Schooley. 2020. “Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2.” Science 1422-1424. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/368/6498/1422.full.pdf.

Rengasamy, Samy, Benjamin Eimer, and Ronald E Shaffer. 2010. “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 789-798. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20584862/.

Torbati, Yeganeh and Jessica Contrera. 2020. “Consumer masks could soon come with labels saying how well they work.” The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/20/face-mask-coronavirus-standards.

van der Sande, Marianne, Peter Teunis, and Rob Sabel. 2008. “Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population.” PLoS One e2618. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2440799/.

Verma, Siddhartha, Manhar Dhanak, and John Frankenfield. 2020. “Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets.” Physics of Fluids. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0016018.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 2020. Testing Shows Type of Cloth Used in Homemade Masks Makes a Difference, Doctors Say. April 2. Accessed August 14, 2020. https://newsroom.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2020/04/Testing-Shows-Type-of-Cloth-Used-in-Homemade-Masks-Makes-a-Difference.

Wang, Xiaowen, Enrico G. Ferro, Guohai Zhou, Dean Hashimoto, and Deepak L. Bhatt. 2020. “Association Between Universal Masking in a Health Care System and SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Among Health Care Workers.” JAMA. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.12897.

World Health Organization. 2020. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19: Interim guidance. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/rest/bitstreams/1279750/retrieve.

Wyman, Diana A. 2020. “Making Better Face Coverings.” Textile World. https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/features/2020/09/making-better-face-coverings.

Zhang, Renyi, Yixin Li, Annie L Zhang, Yuan Wang, and Mario Molina. 2020. “Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19.” PNAS 14857-14863. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/26/14857.

Zhao, Mervin, Lei Liao, Wang Xiao, Xuanze Yu, Haotian Wang, Qiqi Wang, Ying Ling Lin, et al. 2020. “Household Materials Selection for Homemade Cloth Face Coverings and Their Filtration Efficiency Enhancement with Triboelectric Charging.” Nano Letters 5544-5552. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02211.

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