Softwood: cutting and sanding
Dust particles are a common consequence of working with softwoods such as birch, poplar and conifers. Sawing and cutting these woods creates a fine dust which, unlike hardwood dust, is not carcinogenic. Protection class FFP2 respirators are therefore well suited to being used for activities involving softwoods (except for environments with extremely high dust exposure). You can find product suggestions for this purpose below. Please ensure all appropriate and requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn, for example safety goggles and hearing protection as offered by uvex.
The suggested products listed below carry general, non-specific recommendations. For a detailed product analysis, please refer to our guide to help choose the right mask for your requirements: Basic knowledge/correct choice
Please do not hesitate to contact your relevant professional association should you have any queries or questions.