Woodworking can expose your lungs to all sorts of damaging substances.
Experts have found that a lifetime of exposure to even fine sawdust can affect your lungs similar to the way asbestos affects them!
That's not counting any of the exotic tropical hardwoods that evolved poisonous saps and resins to protect themselves from insects.
Then, when you add the organic vapors and other chemicals released by curing finishes or epoxies, you can see why it really pays to have a good respirator.
Our panels of experts has unanimously chosen GVS Respirators as being the most comfortable, long lasting, and best-filtering masks available.
Because let's face it: if the mask is uncomfortable, you'll find all sorts of excuses not to wear it.
You will quickly forget you are wearing these masks.
Epoxy artists, and woodworkers who regularly apply finishes in poorly ventilated areas should upgrade to a mask that protects from organic vapors and gasses.
The minimum level of protection in these circumstances is the GVS Elipse High-Performance Gas Mask.
To include eye protection, because some finishes and epoxies are hard on your eyes, choose the Elipse Integra 3/4 Face Mask.
These masks will filter out all dust as well as most of the chemicals you run into as a woodworker.