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Doctors recommend specific face masks in unhealthy air conditions

Doctors recommend specific face masks in unhealthy air conditions

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Health experts are recommending face masks for people planning to spend time outside for an extended period of time.

Action News spoke with a doctor who said surgical masks found at pharmacies do not provide sufficient protection from smoke as extremely small smoke particles may not be filtered out.

Doctors recommend thicker, stronger masks found at hardware and paint stores.

Stores such as Walmart, Fred Meyer carry these masks in their paint departments. Lowes and Home Depot also carry these masks.

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