The difference between N95, surgical masks and cloth masks
Who would have thought that as the year 2019 was ending, a novel coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China would turn the world upside down. And ever since then, the COVID-19 has taken over 213 countries and infected over 7 million people.
While the initial lockdown restrictions were forced in all the major economies including India, slowly and gradually the ‘Unlock phase’ has started to roll out, allowing people to get back to their normal routine. However, until a vaccine for the Coronavirus is under development, it is long before things get back to normal. And as people are being allowed to step out of their houses, the WHO has recommended wearing facemasks in public places while practising social distancing.
Here we will be discussing about the popular face masks that have become the everyday essentials and how they can prevent against the spread of Coronavirus:
Why facemasks are important?
Face Masks like the N95 and te and the Surgical Masks are protective equipment recommended by the WHO (World Health Organisation) for personal protection as they help the wearer’s face, nose, and mouth from either coming in contact with airborne particles of the virus or transfer of airborne transmission.
Face masks can significantly lower the risk of transmitting the virus while speaking, coughing, or sneezing.
Homemade Cloth Face Mask Vs 3 Ply Surgical Mask Vs N95 Facemask
Cloth face masks can be made easily from common clothing materials in the household and are better than nothing. However, they do offer some prevention from the spread of respiratory diseases, they also offer a false sense of security and are significantly less effective as compared to the surgical and N95 masks.
3 Ply Surgical Mask is a loose fitting disposable mask made from a more porous material that acts as a barrier and helps in blocking virus containing large-particle droplets, sprays, splashes from reaching your mouth and nose.
N95 Mask is a tight-fitting respirator face mask that is circular or oval in shape and forms a seal around the nose and mouth. The N95 masks are effective only when they fit properly, therefore, they are fit-tested before use to make sure that a proper seal is formed. N965 masks are recommended for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs).
Talking about the effectiveness of the Surgical masks against the N95 masks, there isn't any study that suggests that respirator masks are better than the surgical masks when it comes to prevention from respiratory disorders like the ongoing COVID-19. Both these masks shouldn’t be reused or shared and are tested equally for fluid resistance, filtration efficiency (particulate filtration efficiency and bacterial filtration efficiency), flammability and biocompatibility.
What we do?
While facemasks have become the most coveted commodities currently, many individuals and businesses have been taking advantage of the situation and selling fake products at high prices.
It’s time we stood to make a difference.
We offer 3 Ply Surgical Masks in bulk at affordable prices that are no more than the production value itself.
Key Features and Specifications:
- Material : Non Woven Melt brown Fabric
- Gender : Unisex
- GSM : 25MM (All 3 Layers)
- Size : Universal
- Layer : 3 PLY
Non-woven melt brown fabric that filters out even 0.1 micron airborne particles like germs, seasonal allergies, smoke dust, ash etc with 98.6% efficiency.