There are hundreds of situations where a dust mask is the perfect accessory for looking
after your health -
A dust mask should not be confused with a respirator or surgical face mask which are used for different purposes and are featured elsewhere on this site.
Dust masks are disposable, cheap and can be bought in bulk quantities when required. Prices range depending on the quality of the materials and design of the mask.
They comprise a soft, flexible pad which covers the mouth and nose and is attached to your face with rubber or elasticated straps.
You’ll find dust face masks being worn in many workplaces including the construction and cleaning industries where people are working in a dusty environment.
They can be used to protect you from many types of dust given off by materials such as wood, drywall, fibreglass or silica..
A dust mask will only protect you against certain risks and serves no purpose, for example, where vapours, mists or gases are given off.
Aclose fit to the face is important for maximum protection when using a dust mask and many products come with upper and lower straps to help achieve this.