BBC interview, we can see that only one out of four individuals was properly protected against airborne pollutants.
The right way to wear your mask.
..and the many wrong ways to wear your mask.
..or not at all.
Well, that's a chirpy attitude to an otherwise gloomy backdrop and while keeping one's spirits up during the many adversities that life throws at you is a good thing, we still feel it should be paired with some form of active protection.
A third-party source in China cited that the 3M 9001V is the most cost-effective and common valved mask capable of filtering particulates down to PM2.5. It's also quite similar to the 3M 9010V in the CT Hardware Safety First Safety Kitwith an exception that the 9010V loops around the wearer's head, offering a better seal while the 9001V only loops around the ears.
Ultimately, every person's face is different hence even the best mask in the world would do you no good if it doesn't fit you.
Seemingly harmless irritants?
We recommend that you wear a respiratory mask anytime there's airborne pollutants where you work. Even something seemingly as harmless as sawdust (from treated wood) can create airborne particulates which apart from irritating the eyes, nose and throat has also been cited as a source of carcinogens by the OSHA. While silicosis, otherwise known as grinder's asthma, is caused by inhalation of the fine crystalline silica dust when you're drilling or cutting masonry, concrete or marble.
CT Hardware Toptip: Position the mask over your face with the metal clip facing up. The soft aluminium band should go over and molded around the bridge of your nose for a proper fit. Adjust and ensure that the mask covers and fit your face properly. The mask can't seal properly if you have facial hair - shave it off!
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