23 October 1998

More user-friendly masks on market

MASKS and easy breathing are not necessarily synonymous – in fact, by definition, they rarely can be. The result, more often than not, is that lung-protecting masks are not worn during potentially lethal jobs such as cleaning out grain bins.

Centurion Safety Products has attempted to improve matters by including exhalation valves in its latest range of Martindale Flatmate disposable masks. This, says the company, improves airflow and lowers breathing resistance.

Prices start at approximately £2/mask (01842-754266).