Research Update: Full Face Snorkel Masks
In the past five years, full face snorkel masks (FFSMs) have exploded in popularity. At first these products were made by a small number of reputable manufacturers, but there is now a broad spectrum of designs of varying quality and no regulation of testing or function. Despite their prevalence, few formal studies have assessed these devices. In this webinar, scientists from the Duke University Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Environmental Physiology will present their recent experimental work assessing a selection of FFSMs. This work concluded that many FFSMs do not work as advertised and some have design features that may even increase risk to the snorkeler.
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