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If you thought 3M respirators simply kept the dust out of the way, you'd be surprised to learn that they do much more. 3M respirators are designed to create the ideal breathing environment in areas that have high debris and dust. For instance, the 8000 3M respirator has an electrostatic charged filter media design which enhances breathability during use, as well as keeps the mask cooler. Features like an adjustable nose clip on the 8000 respirator helps to reduce fogging in goggles when worn with this mask. Practical applications for 3M respirators include areas where workers engage in construction activities or deal with material handling where a high level of dust occurs.