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Health hazards related to using masks and/or personal protective equipment among physicians working in public hospitals in Dhaka: A cross-sectional study.


Mahmud R, Joy N IKM, Rassel M A, Monayem F B, Datta P K, Hossain M S, Hoque M M, Habib H RSM, Munna N H, Ahmed M, Sayeed J BSK, Rahman M, Chowdhury A H, Hossain M Z, Ahmed K G U, Miah M T, Rahman M M
PLoS One. 2022; 17(9):e0274169.
PMID: 36107841.


Wearing masks or personal protective equipment (PPE) has become an integral part of the occupational life of physicians due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Most physicians have been developing various health hazards related to the use of different protective gears. This study aimed to determine the burden and spectrum of various health hazards associated with using masks or PPE and their associated risk factors.