To choose the right disposable dust mask, you need to first understand the nature of hazard you face.
If you are running a facility where workers are exposed to dust and other airborne substances, take precautionary measures instantly. Harmony Lab & Safety Supplies is proud to offer the DuraMask Dust Mask that protect and eliminate non-toxic particles such as sawdust, pollen, and tiny objects so you can breathe comfortably without getting sick. Approved by FDA, some 3M masks are designed with an aluminum nose that adjusts for a secure seal and uses two-straps for a snug fit. Particulate filters, including disposable face masks, are considered as a common type of air-purifying product for industrial and home use. The major benefit of wearing a mask or filter is that it keeps you healthy and helps prevent the development of respiratory illness.
Low concentration of non hazardous dust, pollen, animal dust and mist. Highly toxic and hazardous environments demand a higher grade of protection and require you to get a 3m n95 mask. Oil-based protection will require a R95 or P95 NIOSH approved respirator.
The following are some of the advantages of dust respirators
- Easily disposed
- Poor sealing characteristics not suitable for medical environments or as protection against the virus that causes COVID-19
- Facial hair may act as a barrier between the mask and a proper seal with the user
How do Dust Masks differ from cloth face masks?
While most people consider dust masks as PPE, Dust Masks shouldn’t be used as an alternative to an N95 Respirators or face mask. A Dust Mask is not not medical grade personal protective equipment because they are effective against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. People working in dusty areas or other non-hazardous areas usually wear dust masks as directed by their supervisors or management. Some dust masks can be washed and reused, while others have disposable filters. A cloth face mask provides droplet protection and does not efficiently filter dust or other particles; cloth masks effectively protect others from droplets but not the wearer from infectious disease.