KN95 respirator face masks offer the gold standard in protection from respirable bacterial particles. Capable of filtering a minimum of 95% of particles measuring 0.3 microns, KN95 respirator face masks provide supreme protection against airborne virus infection. Moreover, the KN95 respirator mask also provides protection from chemicals, dust and a range of other harmful airborne particles. With an ergonomic design, to provide a tight seal with facial skin, the KN95 respirator will prevent particles and harmful substances entering the respiratory system, through the nose and mouth. Combined with good hand hygiene, through the practice of regular hand washing or alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel use, you will be safe from airborne viral pathogens.
What’s the difference between KN95, N95 and FFP2?
In essence, KN95, N95 and FFP2 designations are all the same and are all equally effective. Offering filtration of and protection against a minimum of 95% of particles larger than 0.3 microns, all three types of mask offer the same performance. KN95 and N95 designation respirator face masks are tested in accordance with US safety standard NIOSH (42 CFR 84). FFP2 respirator masks are tested in accordance with European standard EN 149:2001. Requiring a tight fit, so that the mask forms a seal with facial skin, these masks are not designed to be used with a beard or stubble.
Is a surgical mask good enough?
Surgical masks are loose-fitting and designed to fit around the nose, mouth and chin to protect the wearer from large-size droplets. They are intended to prevent the transfer of respiratory secretions between people. However, when it comes to filtration efficiency, surgical masks offer minimal protection. They may help to contain a sneeze but have little use beyond protection from large droplets. When it comes to respiratory health, KN95 respirators offer the gold standard in protection. By filtering out a minimum of 95% of MPPS, KN95 respirators can also protect against Covid-19.