Dust Mask vs. Respirator Environmental Health &
2020 3 17 · Dust Mask vs. Respirator. Dust masks are not NIOSH* approved disposable filtering facepieces. They can be worn for comfort against non toxic nuisance dusts during activities like mowing, gardening, sweeping and dusting. These masks are not respirators and do not offer protection against hazardous dusts, gases or vapors.