Select the appropriate respirator based on its protection class
Aerosols and fine particles are two of the most treacherous health risks in a working environment and are nearly invisible in our breathing air. The dangerous particles can cause cancer or may be radioactive; others harm the respiratory system. Contact throughout decades may cause development of serious conditions. In the best case, all workers are confronted with are upsetting smells. Filtering facepieces offer protection in three classes against aqueous oily aerosols, smoke, and fine particles during work.
Their protective function conforms to EU norm DIN EN 149. This kind of facepiece is also known as particle-filtering half mask or fine particle mask and they are divided into the protection classes FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3.