When there are no medical masks in local pharmacies, Aliexpress becomes a good alternative to ensure a small supply. There are many types of masks. All of them are designed for different purposes: to protect against viruses, from dust and even just for beauty. We solved to choose the best quality of what the Chinese offer us and made this selection.
There is a description of the standard for making filters for the current type of medical mask. We propose you a small educational program for those, who doesn’t know the difference of masks.
FPP3 is a standard for protection against small particles of the technical and medical type. They are viruses, radioactive dust, asbestos, paint, mold spores, etc.it Provides up to 99% protection .
N95/KN95/FPP2 is the same as FPP3. But the degree of protection is about 92%. That’s why it is much easier to breathe while using the mask.
PM 2.5 is the protection against small particles of dust, soot, salts, heavy metals, gases and moisture droplets greater than 2.5 nm.
All of the above standards perfectly protect your respiratory system from getting viruses through coughing and sneezing of others.
A standard medical mask sells in a pharmacy.
This model is made of fabric. It can be washed and used several times. It has protection from dust and bacteria.
Mask with replaceable filters. It was designed for reusable use. The description says that the filter is made according to the FPP3/N95/KN95 standards. This means that it must protect both: from dust and polluted air, as well as from the flu virus, various bacteria and from the Coronavirus, too.
Cycling face mask with a respirator. It has the KN95 protection standard. It can be used no more than two years, provided that you change the filter from time to time. The protective layer is impregnated with activated carbon , so it cannot be washed.
A full- fledged respirator made in compliance with the PM 2.5 standard. It an easily protect against normal and construction dust, as well as various microorganisms. It can be used in the sports, industrial and medical industries.
This is a children's version and it is designed in compliance with the standards too. So, manufacturers use the PM 2.5 standard .
The mask is equipped with a small respirator and is impregnated with activated carbon. That is suitable for those people, who want to be protected and look stylish. PM 2.5 standard is used here. It has replaceable filters.
And there is one more effective mask too. That is the professional respirator with full face protection. Just the gas mask will be better in this case. The scope of application is hardly necessary to describe. There are a lot of them, from medical to various technical ones.
Another professional respirator is used to protect yourself for sure.
Well, the model is for those people who are preparing not just to live during the coronavirus pandemic, but want to survive the zombie Apocalypse too.
Don't forget that masks make it difficult to breathe. That’s why it is better to forget about it if you have different respiratory diseases. If we are talking about one-time models , then you should change them every 2 hours . It is also worth remembering that masks should only be used by those who have direct contact with a sick person. Healthy people couldn’t get any benefit while using the masks for normal walking around the city.
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