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Understanding Air Masks and Air PurifiersTypes of Respirators or MasksThe first type of respirator removes contaminants from the air and are called air-purifying respirators (APRs). APRs include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and “gas masks,” which filter out chemicals and gases.Other respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source. Air-Supplying Respirators(ASRs) comprise this category of respirators. They include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote source; and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which include their own air supply.Fire and Simple wet ClothN95 mask doesnt do anything for CO and gases and theyre very difficult to breathe with. Wet cloth held over the nose and mouth will provide protection from smoke particulates. Wet cloth will absorb most of the water-s...
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