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Improved half mask respirator (don't use dust masks)

Improved half mask respirator (don't use dust masks)

01-29-2019 09:39 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 27 comments »

I’ve used respirators to protect my lungs from the damage of wood dust since I learned in the early 2000’s that wood dust had been classified as cancer causing. The US Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has a number of resources on wood dust health hazards. I just replaced my worn out respirator with a new 3M half mask with a quick latch system, and WOW, I love it. The top strap works on a lever which releases the tension and makes it very easy to slip the stra...

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