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To get perfect fit with a tight fitting mask you need to be clean shaved on daily basis. If you have beard, moustache or side burns another type of respirator is required.
In Sundstrom Safetys product range there is several good solutions that give users with beard or moustache a correct respirator.
No need for new trends – keep your beard!
Case studies with quantitative face fit tests clearly shows that beard affects the protection factor of a tight fitting mask significant in a negative way.
Facial hair, such as beards, moustaches and sideburns, reduce the level of protection offered by tight-fitting respirators, and create a need for Powered Air Respiratory Protection to ensure adequate levels of contaminant reduction.
National regulations and requirements must be followed, as these may vary from country to country. Check carefully which regulations apply.
For users that are clean shaven and with facial hair, beard or sideburns.