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I have been producing COSHH assessments for a teaching apiary and have been getting Safety Data Sheets for each product. When I was looking for the SDS for Apibioxal I was sent this.
Item 4.5 indicates a FFP2 mask is all that is required whilst using the product.
 

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I find the veil keeps some of it out🤮
Please Please Yes use a FFP2 mask, all Oxalic Acid fumes are VERY dangerous if inhaled, your veil keeps 0% out.

You can use full or half mask, but you must use one. The filters last some time if you keep them in a ziplock bag so they do not dry up, mine up five years old now. But YES it must be FFP2 to remove the gas.
 

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Please Please Yes use a FFP2 mask, all Oxalic Acid fumes are VERY dangerous if inhaled, your veil keeps 0% out.

You can use full or half mask, but you must use one. The filters last some time if you keep them in a ziplock bag so they do not dry up, mine up five years old now. But YES it must be FFP2 to remove the gas.
Immediately the vapour leaves the heat it condenses back to a solid. The drifting cloud you can see is powder not gas.
 

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My point in the original post is that there have been many posts here debating the types of masks required and most people advocating the used of ones that filter organic acid gases.
I was surprised to find a definitive answer from the manufacturer that a FFP2 mask was adequate!
 

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If the manufacturers are saying a FFP2 mask we can assume they consider the material is not in a gaseous state and hence no need for the organic acid gases filter. They obviously consider a particle filter is adequate to protect the respiratory system but I take your point about the eyes.
 

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I found this article useful when choosing a mask


But 3m codes may have changed.

The filters on mine say ABEK1 and the code is 6059, they cover organic, inorganic and acid vapours. There is also a particulate filter.

I am amazed how many people don't use a mask
 
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