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Myth 3: "It won't affect me, I wear a mask"

Truth 3:

Wearing a respirator is essential when using isocyanate-containing paints but you need to ensure:

Breathing apparatus, make sure you have the correct type

Always use air-fed breathing apparatus

You need suitable air-fed respiratory protective equipment (RPE) with an Assigned Protection Factor of 20 or higher eg an LDH3 air-fed visor or an LDM3 air-fed half-mask. Suppliers of RPE for spraying will provide equipment that meets this specification. The air supplied to the breathing apparatus must be at the right pressure, filtered and clean.

air-fed respiratory protective equipment

Filtering face masks are not acceptable

Image showing three types of filtering mask that are unsuitable
Updated 2013-05-20