Chapter 6. Respiratory Protection

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Anthony Wetherell and
  2. George Mathers

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch6

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wetherell, A. and Mathers, G. (2007) Respiratory Protection, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032



  • respiratory protection;
  • history of respirators;
  • ergonomic issues - serious burdens;
  • respirators perceptual-motor effects;
  • wearing respirator effect


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Respirators

  • Respirator Structure, Function and Design Issues

  • Effects of Wearing Respirators

  • Respirator Protection Testing

  • The Future

  • References