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Disposable Respirator Masks (pack of 10)

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Disposable Respirator Masks

 

Disposable respirator masks with adjustable nose strip for secure leak-free fit. Quality elasticated straps ensure a comfortable fit.

These masks conform to EN:149:2001-AI2009 and are graded as FFP2 whcih means they will provide protection against Corona Virus and Covid-19.

What is the difference between a Surgical Mask and Respirator Mask?

A surgical mask is a disposable medical device that can be bought in a pharmacy/chemist and protects against infectious agents transmitted by “droplets.” These droplets can be droplets of saliva or secretions from the upper respiratory tract when the wearer exhales.

If worn by the caregiver, the surgical mask protects the patient and his or her environment (air, surfaces, equipment, surgical site). If worn by a contagious patient, it prevents the patient from contaminating his or her surroundings and environment. These masks should not be worn for more than 3 to 8 hours.

But a surgical mask does not protect against “airborne” infectious agents so it will not prevent the wearer from being potentially contaminated by a virus such as the coronavirus.

A respirator mask is personal protective equipment that prevents the wearer from inhaling aerosols (dust, smoke, mist) as well as vapours or gases (disinfectants, anaesthetic gases) that are health hazards. Unavailable in pharmacies, it protects the wearer from airborne infectious agents i.e. against contamination by a virus such as coronavirus, SARS, H1N1, etc.

What are the Standards?

In Europe, they must meet the European standard EN 149: 2001 which has three classes of disposable particulate respirators (FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3).

  • FFP1 refers to the least filtering of the three masks with an aerosol filtration of at least 80% and leakage to the inside of maximum 22%. This mask is mainly used as a dust mask (home renovations and various types of work).
  • FFP2 masks have a minimum of 94% filtration percentage and maximum 8% leakage to the inside. They are mainly used in construction, agriculture, and by healthcare professionals against influenza viruses. They are currently used for protection against the coronavirus.
  • FFP3 masks are the most filtering mask of the FFPs. With a minimum filtration percentage of 99% and maximum 2% leakage to the inside, they protect against very fine particles such as asbestos.

Which masks protect against Corona Virus?

A contagious patient should wear a surgical mask as soon as contagion is suspected.

In Europe, it is necessary to wear a respirator of at least class FFP2 or FFP3 for maximum filtration of particles and aerosols when caring for a patient who is infected or suspected of being so.

Due to the scarcity of masks available to the general public due to the Corona Virus, the brand of mask may be different to the one shown. However please be assured that all masks conform to FFP2 standard

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Disposable Respirator Masks (pack of 10)

Disposable Respirator Masks (pack of 10)

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