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Originally Posted by Flash View Post
Preparing to cut my carbon steerer. Will do so outside, will tape to reduce dust. Just to be safe, I want to wear a particulate mask. Local home depot carries the basic N95 masks, nothing that is specifically rated for work around carbon fiber dust. Any recommendations for something readily available? thanks
N95 respirators are used in hospitals to protect against teeny tiny microbes like mycobacterium (TB) floating around.

"Industrial health studies have shown that, unlike some asbestos fibers, carbon fibers are too large to be a health hazard when inhaled. They can be an irritant, however, and people working in the area should wear protective masks."

N95 should do the job.
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