The Department of Health has developed this information to help members of the community choose the right face mask for environmental hazards. Please note this guidance is not applicable for choosing a mask for occupational settings (including in healthcare settings) or for protection against lead dust, gases and vapours.
While face masks can help protect you from breathing in airborne hazards and may be necessary at times, steps to reduce, minimise, or avoid exposure should always be taken to protect yourself and others.
- Date published
- 16 Sep 2021
- 3 pages
Reviewed 17 September 2021