How does it work?
When inhaling the air passes through the filter material; when exhaling the air passes through the filter material or through the exhalation valve. The protective function of filtering half masks consists of high-performance filter material, which is combined with traditional mechanical filtration and advanced filtration technology. Particles are captured and effectively retained in the filter material.
The composition of the filter material – type, surface weight and performance – are critical to how effectively particles are filtered, as well as to the level of breathing resistance. If the mask is equipped with an exhalation valve the breathing resistance will be lower. Filtering half masks are only suitable to be worn with normal oxygen content in the air.
Your filtering half mask gives good and the right protection when used correctly and sits tight. If you have a beard or heavy stubble it will not sit tight against the face and this will significantly reduce the protection factor and will then not provide adequate protection.