Respiratory infection prevention devices for self- and third-party protection - Part 3: Sustainability, human factors and rationales cen:proj:79639

General information

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CEN/TC 205 Non-active medical devices

Technical Report


This document provides information on sustainability and human factors in regard of respiratory infection prevention devices (RIPDs). In addition it provides some rationales for the requirements which are given in EN (WI 00205xxx).
RIPDs are intended to reduce the emission of infective agents from the user’s airways into the environment, and also reduce exposure to the user from inhalation of infective agents.
RIPDs are intended for use by everybody regardless of facial morphology or ability.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC


Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC

Life cycle


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