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Which Masks Are Used For Which Purpose
After careful consideration of the latest scientific evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)they are advising the public to put on a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not necessarily possible or where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Protective masks versus respirator masks
What is a protective mask?

- Masks are loose fitting, covering the mouth and nose

- Designed for one-way protection, to catch bodily fluid exiting the wearer

- Example -- worn through surgery to prevent coughing, sneezing, etc the vulnerable individual
What is a Respirator Mask?

- Respirators are tight fitting masks, designed to create a decorative seal

- Non-valved respirators Offer good two-way security, by filtering both inflow and outflow of air

- All these are designed to protect the wearer (when worn properly)up to the safety rating of the mask

- Available as disposable, half face or full face

- Not to use by the general public

Surgical masks have greater demands, and respirators have the highest requirements. Respirators also usually fit tighter round the facial skin (data shows they score higher on fit efficacy ) than surgical masks and single-use face masks.
Disposable Mask

A disposable mask is a loose-fitting, apparatus that produces a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants from the immediate environment. Masks are made in different thicknesses and with differing skills to defend you in contact with fluids. These properties may also affect how easily you can breathe through the face mask and also just how well the mask protects you.

While a disposable mask may be effective in preventing splashes and large-particle droplets, a facial mask, by design, does not filter or block very tiny particles in the air which may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures.

Disposable masks are not meant to be used more than once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, you should remove the face mask, then discard it securely, and replace it with a brand new one. To safely discard your mask, place it in a plastic bag and set it in your home rubbish bin. Wash your hands after handling the mask.

FFP2 masks are used to protect the lungs out of anything hazardous in the atmosphere. This might be from dust and particles, into aerosols and smoke. There are numerous online store to masques ffp2.

The FFP2 mask provides more protection than the FFP1. It is the EU equivalent of the US N95 standard and advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) through the outbreaks or SARS, coronavirus and avian influenza. It offers protection against deleterious materials in the atmosphere such as lead dust, in addition to aerosols and smoke. It's, therefore, a favorite mask in mining and metal industries, agriculture, and also is your go-to mask for health care professionals to protect against flu.

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