The outbreak of COVID-19 has made facemasks the first choice for people to protect them against COVID-19. No doubt, the masks have been the easiest and pocket-friendly solution for protection against COVID, not only for those who have been vaccinated but even for those who have not been vaccinated. Coronavirus can easily spread through the droplets and air particles released into the air while speaking, singing, coughing or sneezing, facemasks are the best choice for crowded indoor places containing a mixture of vaccinated unvaccinated people.
Even though being fully vaccinated dramatically reduces your chance of catching or spreading the coronavirus, but it doesn’t completely eliminate the risk. Suppose you are infected with the coronavirus and are still not aware of it. In that case, a mask is very good at keeping your respiratory droplets and particles from infecting others, same way if you interact with an infected person, wearing a mask can prevent the droplets to enter your respiratory tract or into your nose and mouth.
Wear masks-save lives
However, not only to be associated with coronavirus, a mask should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission of various diseases and save lives. Mainly the purpose of wearing a mask is to protect other people. If a person wearing the mask is unknowingly infected with some air-borne disease, wearing a mask will help reduce the chance of passing the covid 19 virus or any other airborne illness on to others.
Masks are also helpful when dealing with various allergies like pollen and dust allergy since they prevent the dust or pollen particles from entering your nose or mouth.
Face masks are of various types but the some of the selected and approved basic and surgical face masks for public use are as following.
Facemask manufacturer particularly designs these types of masks to prevent you from spreading any illness you may have.
The different types of face masks include:
Basic cloth face mask
Made up of common textiles, usually cotton, worn over the mouth and nose. It is recommended that more effective masks are not available and physical distancing is impossible.
Surgical face mask
A surgical mask is a piece of protective safety equipment worn by health professionals during medical procedures. It is made to prevent airborne transmission of infectious illness between patients and the treating person when worn correctly.
It is a mechanical filter respirator type facemask, which can provide protection against particles but not against gases or vapors.
Filtering facepiece respirator
It is a negative pressure respirator facemask with a filter. It is a very important tool attatched on the left side of the face mask and the entire mask material is coverde with a protective layer.
P100 respirator/gas mask
A P100 is rated as the highest for personal respiratory protection. As it can block 99.9% of particles when appropriately fitted.
Full face respirator
Full face respirators protect the wearer from brething dangerous gasses and vapors, protecting the face as well as the eyes, filtering out contaminants with the help of cartridges or filters.
Full length face shield
Full-length shield is a disposable shield that protects from splashing or spraying.
KN95 Respirator Mask is useful for blocking large airborne particles.