Masks and Respirators - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Masks and Respirators

Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered body fluids, respirators filter the air before you inhale it.

Surgical masks/procedure masks

  • Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered body fluids (such as blood, respiratory secretions, vomit, urine or feces).

Respirators

  • Respirators filter the air you breathe to help protect you from microorganisms including bacteria and many viruses.

Updated Thursday, 20-Jun-2019 14:48:11 CDT