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Table 5 Source strength (mean value of CFU emitted from one person per second) calculated for each clothing system during each operation

From: Comparison of three distinct surgical clothing systems for protection from air-borne bacteria: A prospective observational study

Clothing system Source strength (CFU/s) mean (min – max)
Mixed material, washed 4.2 (1.5 – 8.0)
Mixed material, brand new 4.0 (2.4 – 5.0)
Polyester HK-1069KS 2.4 (0.8 – 4.8)
Polyester 807TK-310 0.6 (0.5 – 0.8)