How to choose a mask or respirator
23 February 2021
CHOOSING A good mask or respirator is an important and necessary step in staying protected from a range of pollutants and potential health hazards. These guidelines from Eng-Weld will help you choose a suitable mask.
Masks and respirators can differ in terms of protection level, material and type, they all share the same purpose, to protect you from pollutants and harmful substances.
Simple masks like washable fabric are only suitable for protecting you from large droplets, splashes, or sprays of hazardous fluids. Some masks however, like 3ply Medical Face Coverings can provide bacterial air filtration and are designed for use in environments where you may be exposed to a greater number of harmful particles like hospitals.
Respirators are considered to be a better choice for construction environments. Respirators are designed to fit tightly across the wearers face to ensure only filtered air is breathed in. Respirators like the Moldex FFP3 are often made of thicker fabric designed to trap fine, airborne particles.
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