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I bike everyday in Paris and I am looking for a mask with a particulates filter.

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Related: Is pollution a problem in urban cycling? –  Neil Fein Jan 29 '11 at 15:23
Despite the previous question on this, can anyone recommend a mask appropriate for cycling? –  Neil Fein Jan 29 '11 at 17:02
Slightly off topic - but is there any reason to believe a mask you can actually breathe through will stop pm10 or pm2.5 particles? –  mgb Jan 30 '11 at 4:41
My experience with industrial safety masks is that if it has a tight enough filter to protect you, it will also be a chore to breath through. –  DC_CARR Feb 4 '11 at 0:27

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Today, the major part of city masks were made to avoid breathing dust as @mgb said, you need more than a simple mask to stop micro particles. Anyway try http://www.u2sportmask.com/ (for example).

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there are efficient mask with integrated particles fitlers - read here for more details: edie.net/Library/view_article.asp?id=4051&channel=0 –  user1049 Jan 31 '11 at 11:22
The link title says "masking out smog" - no filter will stop smog, it's a chemical mix of NOx, O3 and a few sulfides/sulfates. The only thing that would stop smog is an O2 supply. –  mgb Feb 7 '11 at 21:38

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