Masks designed to filter smoke will filter smoke, beards will not

With all the smoke in California's air, ABC7 decided to answer the eternal question: will a mask designed to filter smoke and other particulates actually filter smoke and other particulates?

Public health officials say yes. Just make sure you get an N95, P95 or R95 mask.

Bearded people and young children need not bother.

The Bay Area Quality Management District advises that masks aren't suitable for men with beards or young children.