Particulate Respirator Mask Are Bad for the Environment & Your Health
3M 8612F Particulate Respirator Mask is composed of Polypropylene-Aluminum, Thermoplastic, Foam, and Polyester.
- The 3M 8810 Dust respirator provides lightweight, effective, comfortable and hygienic respiratory against dust.
- The 8612F is a Single-Use
- Polypro Masks are NOT Reusable.
- The competition’s masks are single use only.
- The 3M™ Particulate Respirator 8612F, For Use by the General Public in Public Health Medical Emergencies, is a filtering facepiece respirator device.
It is not intended for any other use.
The Competition Uses Polypropylene (Polypro).
- Polypro Does NOT Absorb When Wet. Which means it loses its abilities if exposed to rain.
- Polypro Holds Onto Smells Even After Washing. The odor is horrible and makes the mask unusable.
Would you want that against your face—breathing in smelly rubber-like material?
Polypro Is Not Environmentally Friendly. You can't just throw it away. Also, if it’s not safe for the environment is it safe for you?
Polypro Is Not Good in The SUN. Polypro has poor UV and thermal stability that requires the addition of expensive UV stabilizers and antioxidants to overcome this problem.
Additional Chemicals are Required to Polypro to offset some of its limitations (i.e. UV, Water, Odor) but - depending on the individual - increases the chance of allergic reactions.
Some of The Required Additives Are Linked to Diseases - respiratory and heart diseases - which negates its use as a health item.
Low Melting Temperature which prevents it from being ironed
Hard to Be Dyed After Manufacturing, except after substantial treatment and modification, which makes it difficult to produce in multiple colors.
Also, the chemical treatments make it unsuitable as a health item.