filtering facepiece respirator
Filtering Facepiece Respirators (Particle Masks N-95 to P-100)Disposable filtering facepiece (dust, mist, and fume) respirators are designed to reduce inhalation exposure to particulate contaminants. In general industry, these respirators are used to decrease exposure to particulates such as wood dust, animal dander, and pollen. More recently, health care facilities have been using N-95 filtering facepiece respirators as part of their tuberculosis infection control program. In this context, Health Care Workers use them for protection from infectious aerosolized droplets released from sick patients.