The following includes further information for choosing the right breathing protection for work in construction.
Cement, tiles and bricks: a suitable face mask should be worn for demolition work and when angle grinding tiles or bricks, for example.
Masonry: a suitable face mask should be worn for demolition work and when angle grinding tiles or bricks, for example.
Asbestos: asbestos is considered a carcinogenic hazardous substance. Particular care should therefore be taken when dealing with asbestos. Ensure you are fully informed before commencing any work in which asbestos is a risk.
Roof insulation: a face mask should be worn when working with synthetic mineral fibres such as glass fibres, mineral wool, high-temperature wool or glass microfibres.
Bodyfillers and stoppers: grinding bodyfillers or stoppers, in vehicles or plastic parts for example, generates a fine dust which contains inhalable dust particles. A respirator should therefore always be worn to provide protection against this dust.