March 10, 2015
The lungs are amazing, so that is why it is important to understand how respirators can really protect your lungs . It surprises most people to learn that the lungs have the largest surface area of any body organ — about 80 times more area than the skin, or about the size of a tennis court! As we breathe, our lungs are in constant contact with the outside world and that is a lot of contact area. They need to be protected.