Okay, what's the difference between a Respirator or a Gas Mask? And when do you prefer one over the other?
A Gas Mask, as we have seen, is complete-face protection that protects the face using the correct filter. They protect against gases, vapors, and particles.
These masks offer the highest protection for passive types (powered or not). These are great for situations where you need maximum protection. You can get a good quality protective gas mask kit from Gas Mask Pro.
Gas Mask Kit will keep you safe no matter what dangerous substances are in the air. This face shield is compatible with all 3M style filter elements so that you'll be able to use it for years.
You can get a Respirator at your local hardware store. They are capable of protecting against particulates, bacteria, and gasses, depending on which type you choose. They are inexpensive and easy to carry, so keep a few around your house.
There are two types of respirators: the soft kinds and the rigid half-face with replaceable filter kind. They help provide its wearer with powerful respiratory protection against airborne contaminants when used with the P-A-1/P-A-3 carbon-activated filters, or industry-standard bayonet cartridges.
Which one would you choose?
You can choose to use both. While respirators are an affordable way to protect against common threats, Gas Masks are what you need for more severe cases.