MASKS FOR WILDFIRE SMOKE - CDPH
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
1600 Clifton Road
Wildfire smoke can irritate your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can make you cough and wheeze and can make it hard to breathe. If you have asthma or another lung disease, or heart disease, inhaling wildfire smoke can be especially harmful. Staying indoors and reducing physical activity are the best ways to protect your lungs from wildfire smoke. Wearing a special mask called a “particulate respirator” can also help protect your lungs from wildfire smoke.How to Choose the Correct Mask to Protect Your Lungs
• Choose a mask called a “particulate respirator” that has the word “NIOSH” and either “N95” or “P100” printed on it.
These are sold at many hardware and home repair stores and pharmacies.
• Choose a mask that has two straps that go around your head. DO NOT choose a mask with only one strap or with straps that just hook over the ears.
• Choose a size that will fit over your nose and under your chin. It should seal tightly to your face. These masks do not come in sizes that fit young …