A respiratory protection or a protective mask is used when there are harmful pollutants in the air. The pollutants can occur as dust, smoke, aerosols, fibers, gas or steam. Also used for protection against viruses.
If your respiratory protection is used to protect against dust or aerosols, it should be fitted with a particulate filter.
A particle filter is marked with P and is available in three protection classes:
P3 - the most efficient filter. Distinguishes more than 99.9% of the dust.
P2 - second most effective. Separates 94% of the dust
P1 - least effective. Separates from 80% of the dust.
Tiki's respiratory protection is certified according to European standard, EN12942 TM3P
There is more information on the Swedish Work Environment Authority's website. (opens in new window)