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Confused About Masks? Here Is All You Need To Know About Masks

Confused About Masks? Here Is All You Need To Know About Masks

From the last year, Mask has been playing an important role in our life. Wearing a mask daily is like wearing any other clothes. And now as the new variant of COVID 19 has been introduced, it is very important for our safety to wear masks daily. But now the question is how to select the correct mask for our safety?

A mask should stand on the ASTM( American Society For Testing and Materials); the organization sets and publish the standard quality for material, product and services. The Organization sets 4’F parameter for the masks:

  1. Filtration

 One of the major qualities a mask should have is to filter the air and protect you from pollution and viruses.

  1. Fluid resistance

In any case of blood or body fluid, a mask should absorb it. It protects respiratory droplets like when you sneeze or cough, which should not cross the mask. As they might contain harmful particles.

  1. Features

 Your mask should have all the loops and ties. The mask should have a nose clip and ear loops. So that it can hold the mask properly.

  1. Fit

Mask should fit properly, and cover’s the nose and mouth properly.

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TYPES OF MASKS

You can choose from various types of masks according to your requirement and preferences. Here are the most common types of masks which are available in the market:

  1. Surgical masks

These are a very common mask, which is very easily available in any pharmacy store. These masks are one-time use only and can’t be used again. They are not very protective. But can be used on a temporary basis.

  1. Cloth masks

 They are made of normal cloth, as its name says. They can easily be made at home or available near any store. They can be used more than one time but don’t forget to wash them. These masks should be washed after every use. They are very protective and skin-friendly.

  1. N-95

These masks are expensive as compared to the other two. But these are the most effective masks. Some of them are one-time use only but maybe some can be reusable. These masks are available in different sizes and shapes. These are the most protective masks.

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MASKS SHOULD HAVE:

  1. LAYER

 A mask should have two or more two-layer. So that it can filter the air and protect from pollution and viruses.

  1. LOOPS AND CLIPS

A mask should have ear loops and a nose clip. So the air didn’t get leaked and protected you properly.

  1. FIT

 The mask should fit correctly. It should cover the face and nose properly, without leaving space.

  1. SKIN-FRIENDLY

Some masks might react to your skin, make sure your mask is skin-friendly. So, it doesn’t react on the skin.

 

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