envo® mask would like to give a special shoutout to firefighters across the country who are currently battling wildfires. You bravely put your lives at risk to save others.
According to a recent Geohealth research article from the AGU (American Geophysical Union), researchers found that “N95 respirators offer protection against wildfire PM2.5, reducing exposure by more than a factor of 14 and hospitalizations by 22%–39%.”¹ In plain English, the study shows that N95 respirators could offer protection from wildfire smoke if worn properly during exposure.
¹Kodros, J, O’Dell, K, Samet, J, L’Orange, C, Pierce, J, Volckens, J, 2021, ‘Quantifying the Health Benefits of Face Masks and Respirators to Mitigate Exposure to Severe Air Pollution’, Geohealth, Vol. 5, Issue 9 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021GH000482