The International Society for Respiratory Protection

Respiratory exposure to volcanic ash

The Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) project prinicipal investigator, Claire J. Horwell, has written a supplement to the DISASTER newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  The supplement summarizes the research and key findings on preparing for, and protecting communities from, respiratory exposure to volcanic ash.  


pdf Disasters Issue 130 Oct2020 Horwell (4.34 MB)

Oxford 2020 Conference Postponed

ISRP 2020 Oxford Conference Postponed

The formal decision to postpone the 2020 International Conference has now been taken by the International board of directors of the ISRP. The conference has been rescheduled for 2021; we will start on Sunday September 26, 2021 and finish on September 30th 2021. We hope that the World has arrived at some sort of normality by that time.

It is a decision that we would have preferred not to have taken, but given the uncertainty in the coming months and the overriding concern to keep people safe, we think this is the right decision.

We thank you for your understanding and hope that you stay safe during this crisis.

Contact  with any questions you may have about the conference.

The ISRP European Section


The outbreak caused by the virus named 'SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes named 'COVID-19' continues.  This is an ongoing event and the situation will continue to evolve.  To stay up to date, please consult your applicable local public health resources for up to date information on the virus.  ISRP has been collecting resources and references provided by its members for the respiratory protection community.  CDC has prepared a FAQ document about respirators and their use.


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JISRP Vol. 36 No. 2 Published

The latest issue of the JISRP is now published and available in full to members of ISRP!



100 Years of Respiratory Protection (U.S.)

Since 2012, NIOSH has recognized September 5 as N95 Day, a day to bring awareness to the importance of respiratory protection, specifically N95s. This year, NIOSH is doing something different. #100yrsRespirators

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