U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Question 388: In regard to Question 91 (previously
answered in the third set of Q&As), can NIOSH approved
respiratory equipment which makes use of a combination
particulate filter and iodine sorbent with a protection
factor for particulates be used in a mixed particulate and
iodine atmosphere to limit intakes? This practice would
seem valid for equipment that is NIOSH approved and has a
protection factor for particulates.
Answer: Yes. However, there is no assigned protection
factor for radioiodine with this equipment. [The NRC may
authorize radioiodine protection factors for this equipment
in accordance with 10 CFR 20.1703 (b) (2) as it has
previously authorized them in accordance with 10 CFR 20.103
(d).] (References: 10 CFR 20.1702, 10 CFR 20.1703).