N95 masks were originally used in industrial industries such as mining, construction, and paint. Later, the World Health Organization recommended the use of N95 masks to prevent airborne diseases.
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Definition & Standards for N95 Masks
Performance that can remove 95% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
N: Not resistant to oil
R: Resistant to oil
P: Oil Proof (with oil resistance)
- N95 / R95 / P95: Performance that can remove 95% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
- N99 / R99 / P99: Performance that can remove 99% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
- N100 / R100 / P100: Performance that can remove 99.97% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
Other Names for N95 Face Masks
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- EU: FFP2 & FFP3
- Australia: P2
- Japan: DS2(Disposable) & RS2(Reusable)
- China: KN95
- Korea: KF94
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N95 & Niosh Regulation
Particulate respirators are tested and certified by the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
NIOSH tests and certifies respirators based on their physical and performance characteristics, including filtration efficiency. N95-rated filtering facepiece respirators have a filtration efficiency of at least 95% against non-oily particles when tested using the NIOSH criteria.
- N: Not resistant to oil
- R: Resistant to oil
- P: Oil Proof (with oil resistance)
Common Face Mask
Most children infected with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms and are less likely to be hospitalized than adults. Nevertheless, children are not immune to COVID-19. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of COVID-19 cases in children has reportedly multiplied since the onset of the pandemic, accounting for nearly 27% of all cases reported for the week ending September 30.
Many parents are concerned about the new way of life for their children and are prone to believe advice and interpretations from social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This article takes a spin at the most common myths believed by a parent or caregiver and debunks them with credible evidence.
As it seems very likely that the mask mandate will continue in the near future, parents should get their children used to wearing a mask to avoid inconvenience and embarrassment, as well as to protect them from COVID-19. Here are some tips which you may find useful.
What are the benefits of children wearing face masks? Should children wear face masks? There is currently no COVID vaccine available for children under 12. Masks should still be used to protect children under 12. For parents, if your children have not been vaccinated, you should still choose to wear a mask. Children under 2 years of age should not be wearing face masks
EN 14683 2019 specifies the construction, design, performance, and testing requirements for medical masks that are intended to prevent infective agents from being transmitted from patients to staff during medical settings.
What are ASTM standards for medical face masks? Difference between ASTM level 1, 2, and 3 face masks
ASTM F2100 – 21 states the material performance for medical face masks. If you are looking for face mask manufacture, you must know the standards.