What kind of protective mask for biking? Protective masks for cyclists


Is it necessary to wear anti-pollution protection when riding a bicycle?

Cyclists’ associations and medical specialists strongly recommend that bicycle users, especially in urban areas, wear a filtering mask. Various studies have indeed shown a clear reduction in the negative consequences of pollution by taking this simple precaution. These masks are designed to prevent the inhalation of microparticles and various air pollutants common in urban areas such as benzene, pyrene, nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide. They also filter out black smoke, pollen and dust from construction sites. Masks equipped with carbon filters have an efficiency of more than 95% against suspended particles.