2010 Feb. 20: Am I going to die? Is fine dust work envirnment safe with P100 particle mask?
I work in a soapstone factory of sorts. During the summer months, we had both end doors open with fans running, now that it is cooler, the doors are closed. The dust produced is VERY intense. It is fine, like baby poweder and we produce so much that you can’t even see 5 feet in front of you from the cloud of constant dust. We use a double filter p-100 m3 particulate mask. The dust being produced has been known to cause lung cancer and disease, so obviously I don’t want to breathe it! Will this type of mask keep all particles out? It seems to, as it molds to your face and fis tight and has two filters, but I have to be sure. Thanks