BreatheSafe Respirator FAQ
Do you need to be clean-shaven to use a respirator gas mask effectively? - Yes. You cannot get a proper seal with a beard or stubble.
Is this respirator compatible with eyeglasses? No. It is not compatible. If you need eyeglass compatibility we suggest you purchase a 3M brand respirator. They are expensive (Typically $349) but they offer a kit to use with your eyeglasses.
When should you put on your respirator / gas mask? - You should put on your respirator before you smell anything. Once you realize you are in danger, you may be too late.
What is the storage life of the filters? The filters in your kit are brand-new and factory fresh. They typically carry a 3 year shelf life. If you do not open the filter wrappers, they will last for 3 years.
What is the useful life of the filters? The P-A-1 filter has a "heavy use" life of 30 minutes, the kit includes 2, so you will have a heavy use life of 60 minutes. If your exposure to dangerous fumes is not heavy, the filters will last much longer. No matter what your exposure, the P-A-1 filters should be replaced 2 weeks after the sealed wrapper is opened.
The 7093CN filters need to be replaced when they become clogged. When your filters become difficult to breathe through, you should replace them. In a hospital environment, they will last approximately 2 months.
Does the BreatheSafe Respirator / Gas Mask come in sizes? No. It is one-size fits almost everyone. The way it seals mainly to the front of your face allows almost everyone to wear it.
Do you have replacement filters for the BreatheSafe Respirator / Gas Mask? Yes. They are available here.
Will this gas mask stop tear gas and pepper spray? Yes. Use the P-A-1 filter for that.
Will this gas mask stop COVID-19? Yes. Use the 7093CM P100 for that purpose.
Will this gas mask allow me to breathe clean air near the forest fires? Yes, the 7093CN filter will remove the smoke particles from the air, but it will not provide you with oxygen, so be careful.