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3 Ways to Use a Respirator Mask

Asian businessman wearing protective maskThese days, you can easily get respirator masks anywhere. Some people think that these can only be used in the workplace, especially in construction, but that’s not the case. There are so much more ways in which you can use this safety item. Here are some of them:

Protection Against Air Pollution

In a 2016 survey, researchers found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of air pollution have higher risks of having children who are at risk of developing asthma before they turn five years old.

In a later but separate research, findings showed that air pollution exposure among pregnant women has been linked to an increase in stillbirth risks during the 28th week. Doctors have long advised their patients to keep their exposure to air pollution low.

Esko and some experts advise pregnant women to use disposable respirators when outside, especially if they are travelling and/or living in highly urbanized areas.

Protection Against Dust in the Workplace

A long line of research has long established the dangers of dust in the workplace. Dust particles aren’t your only problem, however. Workers, especially the ones in the construction industry, are exposed to chemicals and other toxic items on a daily basis.

This is why construction companies invest in proper, adequate, and updated safety equipment to protect their employees from avoidable health conditions and their business against hefty fines and lawsuits.

Protection Against Airborne Disease

Airborne diseases, such as influenza, chickenpox, mumps, measles, pertussis, and even TB, can be transferred easily through sneezing and coughing. During flu season, people are often advised to stay indoors, especially if they are sick. Otherwise, there is no shame in using disposable respirator masks or even the simpler ones to protect yourself from the airborne diseases. This is especially important for pregnant women, seniors, small children, and people with weakened immune systems.

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Take charge of your own protection. If you think you are highly exposed to air pollution, dust, and other toxic chemicals, get yourself a disposable respirator mask and stay safe.

 

  • Posted on August 9, 2017