Health and Safety Mask: Types of Protection

Safety Respirators and Masks Types

The terms respirator and mask are used interchangeably a lot. You may be asking yourself what is the difference? To put it simple, a safety mask filters out particulates (partials) that are in the air. Particulates could include saw dust, plaster dust, pollen or anything that could be in the air. A safety respirator protects against particulates, but also protects against airborne solvents such as spray / air paint, aerosol, gas, and fumes. There also is a 3rd type of mask called a surgical mask. It does not protect against particulates and aerosols, but it does help prevent the spread of illnesses for the user. The lists below show some of the proper places to use a safety respirator and safety mask.


Safety Respirator

Stock Image Of Safety Respirator




  • Chemical Fumes
  • Spray Paint
  • Air Paint
  • Aerosols


Drink Through Safety Mask

The DrinkThru Safety Mask



Particulars (Particles)

  • Saw Dust
  • Concrete Dust
  • Plaster Dust
  • Pollen
  • Allergens
  • Flu
  • H1N1
  • Ebola
  • Dust

Protect and Hydrate With Drink Through

No matter what safety respirator or mask you purchase they all have one flaw. Their effectively is only obtained when the user continually is wearing the mask. When the user takes the mask off to take a drink the user is exposed to particulates in the air such as H1N1, Ebola, SARS, dust from concrete, missing plaster, dust from grinding, saw dust, pollen, other allergens, and more. Most people would say just keep the mask on and wait. For some that may be an option, but for others it is not. If you are working in a construction zone, close quarter office, school, or a hospital for 8 hours a day you will need to hydrate with water. The DrinkThru Mask allows the user to drink liquids through the mask while wearing keeping the safety mask on thus staying protected. You can check out the mask using the links below or subscribe to Safety Mask News to stay up to date on related articles, sale notices, and potentials giveaways!

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