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Masks & Suits
To find out what specific levels of toxins exist in your home and office, consult a trained, licensed environmental professional.
Paper masks are NOT suitable for anyone exposed to WTC debris on a daily or long-term basis. They are designed to filter nuisance dust, not toxic materials.
At or Near
We recommend one of the 7600 Series Full Facepiece Air-purifying Respirators manufactured by North Safety Products fitted with a combination gas/vapor cartridge and a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, such as North's 75SCP100 cartridge.
will filter low molecular weight organic toxins, such as benzene, styrene,
and formaldehyde plus all particulates down to 0.3 microns in diameter,
which includes asbestos, lead, fungi, bacteria and many viruses.
in Your Home, Office or Street
But you will need
protection from the toxins in the dust and ash that the wind has blown
into your office, home or street.
If you have a mustache: You must wear a full face mask. Your mustache will prevent a half-face mask from creating a tight seal.
If you have a beard: You must wear a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). PAPRs use a battery to force air, usually from a belt apparatus, through a filter and into the face mask. Because they are cooler, many people prefer a PAPR to a passive air face mask. Consider North's 9800-70C, or Willson's W6783/6HR.
your mask. As you wear your mask, the silicone or rubberized material
shapes to fit your face. Therefore, it's not advisable to share your mask.
Disposable suits made of military Tyvek 'F' material give high levels of protection against chemical agents and provides a total barrier against biological agents.
Wear a Tyvek suit
over your clothes and shoes when cleaning up World Trade Center dust.
It will protect you from exposure to hazardous chemicals. And it will
prevent the dust from clinging to your clothes and shoes, so you won't
track it back inside.
to Buy Masks,
Filters and Tyvek Suits
Grainger have stores in and around the NYC area.
Aramsco and Grainger have stores in and around the NYC area.