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Do the doctor-style facial masks for sick people work to block mold spores?
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unlikely
The doctor style masks are mostly designed to give the wearer protection against droplets which are much bigger than mold spores.
The masks are not very close fitting so air and particles can get around them. An n95 respirator/respirator mask which is properly fitted will reduce particle transmission by 95% and should greatly reduce mold inhalation.

In brief: Unlikely
The doctor style masks are mostly designed to give the wearer protection against droplets which are much bigger than mold spores.
The masks are not very close fitting so air and particles can get around them. An n95 respirator/respirator mask which is properly fitted will reduce particle transmission by 95% and should greatly reduce mold inhalation.
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