I need advice to make sure I am using the correct respirator for the job.
I have been told by a very nice gentleman when I first came to this forum, that the hazards of working with metal dust would be prevented with properly fitting a full or Half face respirator with two P- 100 hot pink pancake filters( the last 4 words I made up), when I would be grinding or sanding metal and even cadmium.
I know there is not that much lead in 12L14, but I do not know about the leaded bronze which I turn into rollers on the lathe.
Lead dust is .1 micron in size according to the chart online. P-100 filter 99.7% and I do not know the smallest they will filter, but the same gentleman had more recently told me that these filters are used for asbestos abatement.
Asbestos is .3 microns in size.
AM I being protected when wearing a half or full face mask with the P - 100 pink pancake filters?
Any Advice is greatly appreciated,