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How to Choose a Right Respirator
- Dec 25, 2018 -

In daily life, we are exposed to harmful chemicals and toxinssuch as paint smog, ash layer, insecticides and corrosive cleaning products. Not to mention the workers who work in anoxic places. In addition to proper ventilation, a respirator or dust mask will go a long way in protecting your lungs and health.

Respirators and dust masks aren’t all the same – there are different kinds to choose from, as well as a rating system for efficiency. At home and around the workshop, either a particulate filter (dust mask) or chemical cartridge respirator are likely to be all you’ll need.

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What Type Particulate Filter Should I Buy?

The most common rating for disposable dust masks is N95, which will filter 95% of airborne particles that are not oil-based. N95 covers most woodshop dust, allergens, and airborne diseases. Filters for painting are often rated R95, or higher to handle oil-based particles.

When choosing a dust mask, consider:

Ø  Masks with an adjustable nosepiece offer a tighter fit.

Ø  Disposable masks with foam face seals will be more comfortable and a little more effective.

Ø  Masks with an exhalation valve will make breathing easier.

Ø  For highly toxic particles (such as asbestos), choose a non-disposable mask with sealing gaskets.


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