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Whether at work or on the move, an N95 respirator can protect you from small particulates stemming from viruses, pollution, wildfire smoke and ash, construction dust, and other airborne contaminants. Continue reading to discover more information about how this type of personal protective equipment (PPE) can help to provide a vigorous defense against air pollution.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Today, pollution levels in many areas of the United States exceed national air quality standards for at least one of the six common pollutants…An extensive body of scientific evidence shows that long- and short-term exposures to fine particle pollution, also known as fine particulate matter (PM2.5), can cause premature death and harmful effects on the cardiovascular system, including increased hospital admissions and emergency department visits for heart attacks and strokes. Scientific evidence also links PM to harmful respiratory effects, including asthma attacks.”

So how exactly can an N95 respirator help keep you safe, comfortable, and healthy in pollution? Pause for a few moments to consider the following scenarios:

An older woman is preparing for an afternoon walk during the summer in Southern California. It is a typical summer day, but pollution and smog levels are extremely high. She is worried about her health under these conditions.

A young man with mild asthma, living in New York City rides his bike to work. He is exposed to vehicle pollution and smog during his route to and from work. He would like to minimize his exposure.

The individuals in these two scenarios could benefit from wearing N95 respirator masks to mitigate their exposure to air pollution.

Envo® mask utilizes patented AIRgel® technology and is an N95 respirator certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Find more information about how you can safeguard yourself, your colleagues, and your loved ones from air pollution by visiting the envo mask store today and checking out the product offerings in this line of reusable PPE.