This post was last updated on May 3rd, 2020
Scientists are testing every day to find the best gears for germ protection during coronavirus outbreak. Our topic today is “Masks”, as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the US, people have clamoured for now sold-out or up-charged masks of all types in an effort to protect themselves.
Understanding of Surgical Masks and N95 Respirators
|Testing and Approval||Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)||Evaluated, tested, and approved by NIOSH|
|Intended Use and Purpose||Fluid resistant and provides the wearer protection against large droplets, splashes, or sprays of bodily or other hazardous fluids. Protects the patient from the wearer’s respiratory emissions.||Reduces wearer’s exposure to particles including small particle aerosols and large droplets (only non-oil aerosols).|
|Face Seal Fit||Loose-fitting||Tight-fitting|
|Fit Testing Requirement||No||Yes|
|User Seal Check Requirement||No||Yes. Required each time the respirator is donned (put on)|
|Filtration||Does NOT provide the wearer with a reliable level of protection from inhaling smaller airborne particles and is not considered respiratory protection||Filters out at least 95% of airborne particles including large and small particles|
|Leakage||Leakage occurs around the edge of the mask when user inhales||When properly fitted and donned, minimal leakage occurs around edges of the respirator when user inhales|
|Use Limitations||Disposable. Discard after each patient encounter.||Ideally should be discarded after each patient encounter and after aerosolgenerating procedures. It should also be discarded when it becomes damaged or deformed; no longer forms an effective seal to the face; becomes wet or visibly dirty; breathing becomes difficult; or if it becomes contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions, or other bodily fluids from patients.|
If you live in an outbreak zone, you must wear a mask. Here the list of highly-rated N95 Respirator and Surgical Masks for everyone during this coronavirus outbreak.
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|Top||3M 8511 Respirator, N95 (10-Pack)||Respirator||Check Price|
|tesyyke Anti-Dust Gas Spray Paint Dual Respirator||Respirator||Check Price|
|3 Ply Disposable 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊 Level 3 Respirator 𝐌𝐀𝐒𝐊s for Surgical (50Pcs)||Surgical Mask||Check Price|
|Medical Mask Disposable Face Mask (Blue-30Pcs)||Surgical Mask||Check Price|
|Daily Face Cover (Pack of 10)||Face Mask||Check Price|
|Disposable Earloop Face Masks (100 Pcs)||Face Mask||Check Price|
|Protective Panel Protect Eyes and Face, Double-Sided High-Definition Anti-Fog (5 Packs)||Face Shield||Check Price|