As we noted earlier, risks from common, household indoor-pollution sources are far more serious than rare biological threats, such as anthrax or the bird flu. Household risks become even more of an issue if you are actively renovating your home. The masks below, when properly used, can help protect you from most of these hazards.
This mask filters pollen, dust, grass and other non-toxic particles. It won't collapse when wet from use (breath moisture) or in high-humidity areas.
This mask is NIOSH-approved to be used against: anthrax, certain organic vapors, clorine, hydrogen chloride, chlorine dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide ammonia/methylamine, formaldehyde or hydrogen fluoride. OSHA regulations require that gas-proof goggles must be worn with half face-piece respirators (gas masks) when used against formaldehyde and other gases and/or vapors. The model above is the 3M 5206 Half-Face Respirator Gas Mask.
When this mask is properly fitted on to your face, it helps provide respiratory protection from certain organic vapors (Volatile Organic Compounds) and particulates at concentrations up to 10 times the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). Don't use this mask in environments that are immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH). NIOSH approved this mask against certain organic vapors and particulates. This mask may be used applications in: petrochemical, construction, transportation, chemical manufacturing, etc. The model above is the 3M 52911 Organic Vapor / P100 Half-Face Respirator Gas Mask
This kit contains everything you need in full face-piece respiratory protection for Mold Remediation -- all in one kit. Helps protect the user against eye-irritating mold. Provides a wide field of view for improved safety. This kit meets EPA guidelines for mold-remediation jobs of all sizes. Included in this kit: 6000 Full Face-piece (available in 3 sizes), 2 pair 2097 Particulate Filters, P100 with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor Relief, Educational pamphlet on Mold Remediation.
Full Facepiece Respirator
The 6000 series from 3M is a full face-piece respirator that can be used with 3M cartridges CP3N for tear agents, and FR-64 for most military materials. This respirator may also be used with other 3M industrial cartridges and filters. Clear polycarbonate lens gives a wide field of vision and excellent impact protection. Available in three sizes (S, M, L). The model above is the 3M 6700DIN Full Facepiece Respirator.
Full Face Supplied Air Mask
Ratchet Tite-Seal Headgear and Constant Flow.
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