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What’s the best coronavirus Mask

One of the criteria for staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic is wearing a facemask. But what’s the best coronavirus mask. This involves choosing the right face mask for this pandemic. The fact is, some people have the coronavirus and don’t know it—this makes them fast spreaders of the virus. 

Asides washing your hands and practicing social distancing, wearing a mask correctly could protect you and your family.

Staying protected means choosing FDA-approved N95 respirators and surgical masks (facemasks) for the virus. These face masks should fit appropriately around the chin, mouth, and nose and should not allow air in around the sides. 

Airtight is the goal.

Who needs a mask?

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Senior Adult Woman In Medical Face Mask Walking Down Empty Aisle of Grocery Store.

The coronavirus is a respiratory disease that spreads airborne when an infected person expels tiny droplets after sneezing or coughing. These virus-containing droplets can stay on surfaces for a while. The droplets ride their way to the respiratory tract when touched, and the hand is brought close to the mouth or nose. 

This means, if you are stepping out of your home for whatever reason this lockdown period, you need a mask. And because this virus is more severe on people with pre-existing health issues and the elderly, covers are of great value. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) says N95 respirators and surgical masks for the virus are also mandatory for people who are sneezing, coughing, or taking care of people suspected to be infected with the virus.  

What about homemade cloth masks?

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Hand made face mask

To make more masks available for health workers, the public has been advised to make homemade cloth masks. While homemade masks offer some degree of protection, they are not as efficient as N95 respirators and surgical masks. Such homemade masks may even cause more problems by absorbing moisture and increasing your chances of contracting the disease.

 

Choosing N95 respirators and surgical masks 

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Doctor or a nurse wearing protective equipment with an american flag

Due to the surge in demand, the market is filled with many ineffective disposable masks today. As prices of facemask continue to shoot up, the best thing you can do is investing in a product that is affordable and effective in filtering the virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an N95 respirator facemask is the most effective form of face protection. 

The N95 respirator and surgical masks are capable of filtering the tiniest of particles (0.3 micron), which includes viruses and bacteria, and fluorescent spray. 

These respirator masks fit tightly to your face and are scientifically designed to remove at least 95% of particles in the air. There are durable, lightweight, and capable of stopping the virus unlike, many loose and flimsy paper masks out there. 

When it comes to style, these masks are unisex, portable, and designed with high-quality silicone to shield you from the pandemic. And with a one-size-fits-all, you can comfortably use the elastic straps to protect yourself.  

When buying a mask, go for brands that let you breathe in and out quickly. 

More importantly, staying ahead of coronavirus means you should go for these clean and airtight face masks with good filters: You can buy your N95 respirators here and your N95 surgical masks here.

Other uses

Apart from pandemic prevention, these N95 masks are great for industrial and agricultural activities that involve toxic chemicals, gases, and airborne waste. If you are working with chemicals—painting or cleaning—these masks are designed to give you clean air. 

How to properly wear a mask 

    • It’s easy to develop a sense of security while wearing a mask. Be careful.
    • If you are wearing a disposable mask, avoid touching it. Touching your cover can raise your chance of being infected.
    • So learn to wash your hands regularly with soap and water whether you are wearing a mask or not. 
    • Wash your hand as well before wearing a mask and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
    • Ensure there are no gaps between the mask and your face 
    • Change the cover when it gets damp 
    • Never reuse a disposable mask
    • Dispose of your mask appropriately.
    • Don’t touch mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
    • Disinfect your surroundings 

 

  • When removing the mask, remove it from behind (never touch the front of the mask) and dispose of it instantly in a closed bin. 

 

Remember

Before buying any mask, be sure it is FDA-approved to protect you from the pandemic. No matter how good your mask’s filter is, your safety depends on it correctly, sealing the area around your face. Shaving your facial hair will give you more protection while using a facemask. You can get your N95 respirators here and your N95 surgical mask here.

  1. It’s shocking how many people don’t know how to seal their mask properly. Even in terms of donning and doffing it. I’ve even seen people putting it on the proper way, and then put the side that was facing their mouth towards the outside. Great article, particularly the tips on wearing a mask.

    I think more people need to read this and learn about ways to protect themselves and other.

    • Hi, I agree, there are a lot of people who don’t put their mask on or take their mask off properly. If you’re not doing it correctly you will not be as protected as you should be. Thanks for checking the article out. Keep safe, Bob

  2. This is such good information, it is so frustrating to see people wearing masks then touching things and then their masks and it just deems them completely useless.
    people do need educating in the correct type and how to use them otherwise it is pointless.

    stay safe

    Amy

  3. Thank you for the insight Bob,

    It has become a trend to just use a piece of cloth to cover your face here in South Africa. We need more awareness on this topic, so thank you for the valuable information.

    Cheers
    Dwayne

  4. Hey Bob,

    Very informative and need of the hour as the usage of masks is only going to increase in times to come. I had a quick question: Neoprene masks can help stop the droplets that may carry the virus – Whats your take on it? Are they good?

    • Hey, Neoprene mask can help stop the droplets that carry the virus. Thanks for the question and for reading the post. Take care, Bob

  5. Bob, thanks for providing this timely information. I still see people wearing face masks with the mask just covering their mouth while their nose is completely exposed. You may have the best protective equipment in the world, but it doesn’t help if it is not being used properly! Thanks for bringing attention to this topic. Stay safe out there.

    • Hey Alex, You’re right, if the protective equipment isn’t worn properly they will not be protected as well as they should be. Stay safe, Bob

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