What is N95 Mask?

Demand for N95 Masks has increased after coronavirus pandemic, here are the details.

N95 respirators and surgical masks (face masks) are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face such as virus. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also regulate N95 respirators.

What does N mean in N95 Mask?

N: This is a Respirator Rating Letter Class. It stands for “Non-Oil” meaning that if no oil-based particulates are present, then you can use the mask in the work environment. Other masks ratings are R (resistant to oil for 8 hours) and P (oil proof).

95: Masks The filtration material on the mask is an electrostatic non-woven polypropylene fibre.ks ending in 100 are 99.97% efficient and that is the same as a HEPA quality filter.

.3 microns: The masks filter out contaminants like dusts, mists and fumes. The minimum size of .3 microns of particulates and large droplets won’t pass through the barrier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.)

Material: The filtration material on the mask is an electrostatic non-woven polypropylene fiber.

Valve: Some disposable N95 masks come with an optional exhalation valve. “The presence of an exhalation valve reduces exhalation resistance, which makes it easier to breathe (exhale,)” according to the CDC. 

Should everyone wear N95 Masks?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

The CDC recommends that members of the public use simple cloth face coverings when in a public setting to slow the spread of the virus, since this will help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

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What is KN95 Mask how is it different from N95 Masks?

KN95 and N95 are both Face Masks, KN95 suggests that masks follow the Chinese standard of testing which according to Face Mask Exporters is in accordance with world standards, meaning that it functions, as expected. KN95 and N95 both masks are manufactured in China and elsewhere. If you are looking for KN95 or N95 Masks, you can contact us directly for the best prices and stock available today.





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