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Thread: Particulate and Particulate Aerosol the Same Thing?

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    Jun 2012
    Laurinburg NC

    Particulate and Particulate Aerosol the Same Thing?

    I am looking for replacement cartridge for my Comfo Classic respirator. I found some listed as new old stock...military surplus. They list them as for particulate aerosol? Are particulate and particulate aerosols the same as far as dust ???

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Mike, I am sure Jim will set me straight if I am wrong but basically its a matter of size. an aerosol is a very small particle.If I recall particles larger then 10 microns (PM-10) are not an inhalation hazard but when they get down to 2.5 microns they can get trapped in the lungs. PM-1 (1 micron will get absorbed into the blood steam and are considered an aerosol.
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    Laurinburg NC
    Don Im sure you are right. Another man told me it was particles that were small enough to stay suspended in the air.

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