Article - N95 Respirators

 Texas America Safety Company
About N95 Respirators and Mold Cleanup
With the onset a new flu in the past year, the interest in face masks has once again grown, many people do not know that not any face mask will do however and purchase masks that are not made for the job you intend them. If you are looking for a face mask that can protect you from germs as well as other non oil based particulates you will need a N95 respirator mask. These masks are inexpensive and disposable and are considered effective in stopping the spread of the H1N1 virus. The N95 respirator mask is not made just for stopping the spread of disease but can be used in occupational safety as well, they are designed to filter up to 95% of the airborne particles 0.3 microns or bigger from reaching the nose and mouth. While not 100% the degree of accuracy of these masks is effective enough to stop the spread of infections from contagious diseases such as the H1N1 virus. The N95 respirator mask comes in a variety of styles and types which that you choose will depend on what you plan to use them for.

If you plan to have them on hand in the event of a flu outbreak you can find inexpensive models that will be fine in the event that you need them. Some masks have a valve that makes them easier to breathe through if you use your masks on a regular basis this may be a better choice for you. It is important to find an N95 respirator mask that fits you properly; if the mask does not fit right you will not get optimal protection as the particles can come through the gaps left by the mask. The mask should fit snugly to the face and over the nose and mouth without leaving any sort of openings along the edges. You should make sure that no jewelry gets in the way of the mask, nor should facial hair interfere with its fit. You should check to make sure that your masks contain no allergens such as latex if that is an issue for you, you can find latex free masks and they should be labeled as such for your convenience.

The N95 respirator comes with other different features such as the number of layers, and the type of nose bridge and straps. Some features will affect how well the mask will work while others are purely for comfort. For this reason it is important that you know what your mask is for and ensure that the mask you choose is rated for the particulates you need it to filter out. You will also want to make sure that if you are going to be wearing the N95 respirator all the time that it is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. There are many different styles of masks to choose from at the Texas America Safety Company website they offer a number of different masks and protective clothing, gloves and eye wear to ensure that you are safe on the job or at home.
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