After careful consideration of the latest scientific evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)they are advising the public to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social media is not always possible or where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
– Designed for one time protection, to catch bodily fluid leaving the wearer
– Example — worn through surgery to prevent coughing, sneezing, etc on the vulnerable individual
– Non-valved respirators provide good two-way protection, by filtering both inflow and outflow of air
– These are designed to protect the wearer (when worn properly)up to the security rating of the mask
– Accessible as disposable, half face or full face
– Not for use by the general public
Surgical masks have greater demands, and respirators have the highest requirements. Respirators also usually fit tighter around the face (data shows they score higher on athletic effectiveness) than surgical masks and single-use face masks.
Even though a disposable mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, doesn’t block or filter very small particles in the atmosphere which may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures.
Disposable masks aren’t meant to be used more than once. If your mask is either damaged or soiled, or when passing through the mask becomes difficult, you need to remove the face mask, then discard it securely, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your mask, put it in a plastic bag and put it in your home rubbish bin. Wash your hands after handling the used mask.
FFP2 masks are used to protect the lungs from anything hazardous in the air. This could be from dust and particles, into aerosols and smoke. There are numerous online store to masques ffp2.
The FFP2 mask offers more security compared to FFP1. It is the EU equivalent of the US N95 regular and advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the outbreaks or SARS, coronavirus and avian flu. It gives protection from deleterious substances in the air such as lead dust, as well as aerosols and smoke. It is, hence, a favorite mask in mining and metal industries, agriculture, and also is the go-to mask for health care professionals to protect against influenza.