• Respirator use During Seasonal Influenza

    February 12, 2018

    Respirator use During Seasonal Influenza


    Respirators can help reduce exposures to certain airborne diseases, such as Influenza, but cannot eliminate exposure to or the risk of contracting any disease or infection. The respirator is designed to cover your nose and mouth. It can help reduce the number of airborne disease causing organisms (germs) you breathe. However, the respirator cannot eliminate the breathing in of all germs in the air and does not eliminate the possibility of contracting infection, illness, or disease.

    3M Respiratory Protection for Airborne Exposures to Biohazards (PDF, 22KB)