Can a Face Mask Protect You From Air Pollution?

Jan 19, 2017

Science reporter Daniel Kinka in an N95 air mask


Air pollution is a complicated problem without a simple solution. But have you ever wondered what you can do to protect your health on bad air days? Scientists suggest a mask.

This story is a rebroadcast from May, 2016.



Community Air Quality Discussion (Jan 19, 2017): Cache Clean Air Consortium

For current air conditions:

Published Mask Science: Beneficial cardiovascular effects of reducing exposure to particulate air pollution with a simple facemask

Music in this Story:
Nick Waterhouse - (If) You Want Trouble
Radiohead - Backdrifts (Honeymoon is Over)
Magna Carda - The Roots


The Coal Hard Truth About Air Pollution
Credit Greenpeace