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A Dust Mask is a mask worn over the nose and mouth to protect against inhaling dust. It can also be used as protection from other particulates, such as smoke or fumes.

The best Dust Masks in the UK: Our selection

Dust Masks: Frequently asked questions

What types of Dust Masks are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of masks, the N95 and P100. The difference between them is that the N95 has a 95% filter efficiency for particles 0.3 microns or larger while the P100 has 99% filter efficiency for those same sized particles. Both filters will stop dust from entering your lungs when you breathe in contaminated air but they do it differently; see below to learn more about how each type works.

The best dust masks are those that can filter out the most particles. This is measured by the N95 rating, which means it filters 95% of airborne particulates 0.3 microns or larger in size (which includes bacteria and viruses). It should also be comfortable to wear for long periods of time without causing irritation on your face or nose. A good fit will ensure you get maximum protection from any harmful substances that may come into contact with your skin as well as preventing air leakage around the mask itself so you don’t have to worry about inhaling contaminated air when wearing a poor fitting mask. If possible, choose one with replaceable cartridges rather than disposable ones since they tend to last longer before needing replacement and are more cost effective over time if properly cared for after use (you can clean them thoroughly using soap and water then allow them dry completely before storing away until next use). Also look at how easy it is to put on – some models require assembly while others simply slip right onto your head like a hat.

Who should use a Dust Masks?

Anyone who is exposed to dusts, mists or fumes should use a Dust Mask. This includes workers in the construction industry, auto repair shops and garages as well as people working with woodworking tools such as table saws and sanders.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Dust Masks?

The selection of a Dust Masks should depend on the user. Some people would prefer buying cheap Dust Masks, while others would like to buy premium ones. There are many other factors that have an impact on the choice of a product as well, such as its reliability and durability. Therefore, it is important to consider all these aspects before making your final decision about which one you will purchase from this list above.

Make sure you check out the comparison of materials and features to ensure that you get a product which will serve your needs.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Dust Masks?


Dust Masks are used to protect the respiratory system from dust and other airborne particles. They can be made of different materials, but most commonly they are made of paper or cotton gauze that is treated with an anti-bacterial agent such as silver ions. The mask should fit snugly around your nose and mouth so it does not allow any air to pass through gaps in the material. If you have a beard, make sure there is no gap between your face and the mask at all times when wearing one for protection against hazardous particulate matter (PM).


Dust Masks are not very effective against gases and vapors. They also do not protect the eyes, nose or mouth area.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • 3M
  • JSP

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Dust Masks in our review costs around 6 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 40 pounds for one of the more expensive products.