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NIOSH N95 Respirator Dust Mask

 
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During the aftermath of a disaster such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption, terrorist attack, explosions, or fire, there will be contaminants released into the air. During an outbreak of illnesses like the flu, viruses spread through coughing and sneezing. It is important to have an air filtration device to reduce your risks and help keep you and your family healthy.

Not to be confused with a normal dust mask, the NIOSH approved N95 respirator filters out at least 95% of airborne particles. They are also different to surgical masks. Surgical masks were created with the purpose of protecting patients from doctors spit or mucous and so are only effective at filtering large particles. Whereas a respirator refers to a device which is designed to protect someone from breathing in harmful dust, fumes, vapours, gases or particles. These are used by medical professionals and the military and would be an excellent addition to your emergency preparations. The N95 respirator mask works by using a filter where the wearer pulls air through the mask but the filter prevents most particles from passing through. To fit your N95 respirator mask properly, you should place the respirator over your mouth and nose, then adjust the straps so that the respirator fits snugly but comfortably to your face. Pinch the seals around your nose and take some breaths to see if the mask is tight against your face. Now do a fit check by inhaling and exhaling. You should not be able to feel air leakage around the edges of the mask. Note, these masks do not work for children or people with beards as they cannot get an adequate seal.

These masks are single use – which mean once they have become soiled, damaged or if breathing is difficult, you should throw it away and replace with a new one.


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