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The difference between a COVID mask and a smoke mask

Medical Environment Update, October 22, 2020

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by Brian Ward

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, face masks have become ubiquitous (though occasionally controversial) in 2020—from N95 respirators to homemade masks made from bandanas and t-shirts. During the height of the wildfires on the West Coast this summer many agencies told residents to wear masks for another reason: smoke particles.

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