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A respirator mask protects against the transmission of germs and bacteria. It is often used in kitchens to protect food from possible infestation. To make your purchase decision easier and to give you a better overview of the different models, we have taken a closer look at respirator masks and compared individual products.
In our product recommendations, we have compiled the best models for you. You are sure to find what you are looking for in these respirator masks.
- Conventional fabric masks are used to trap droplet ejection during aerosol-heavy work.
- The advantage with cloth masks is that they can be cleaned in the washing machine after each use and reused.
- However, so-called mouth-to-nose coverings are not necessarily the first choice because they have no assurances as to the duration of protection against airborne aerosols. Since it is not a medical product, pricing is also not subject to control.
- The link between profitability and effectiveness is the plastic medical surgical mask, identifiable by its central drape.
- An important feature is the wire clip on the nose bridge, which accomplishes a certain adjustment effect.
- This mask is designed for extraneous protection, and at about 10 cents each in a bulk package, it is a disposable concept.
- You can tell if your mask meets quality standards by looking at the EN 14683:2019-10 standard number on the bulk pack. This mouth-nose protection is not nestled against the side of your face, which means you get better air, but unfiltered air. In this respect, self-protection is not given.
- The FFP2 mask (filtering face piece) is currently the best choice.
- On each mask the CE number of the manufacturer and the EN 149:2001+A1:2009 is printed, usually you find them also extra welded in single packages.
- In terms of price, they are between one and two euros, depending on the offer to the end consumer, so they are no longer a single-use product – although they are also difficult to reprocess.
- Since the FFP2 mask must fit snugly and some wearers find the elastic at the ears uncomfortable, there are practical strap extensions. Here the loops of the mask are hooked in and brought together by the extension behind the head.
Recommended Respirator Masks
We have compiled the best and most interesting respirators. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.
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The Best Sellers Of Respirator Masks
In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular respirator masks for you.
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Current Offers Of Respirator Masks
You can find the best current offers on respirator masks in this list.
FAQ About Respirator Masks
Fabric masks and surgical masks only protect the person in front of you or the objects that are close to you. Because you inhale unfiltered air from the side, these masks do not protect you. Only a FFP2 mask protects you and the person in front of you.
Like other masks, FFP2 masks should be cleaned after each use. You should clean them with dry heat. To do this, you can put the masks in the oven at 60°C for at least 30 minutes. It is not advisable to put the masks in the washing machine, as the liquid can significantly affect the filtering performance.
FFP2 masks cost between two and three euros. There are usually three in a pack.
There are fabric masks, surgical masks and FFP2 masks. Depending on your expectations of the mask, the suitability of the mask type also varies. Check out the pros and cons of each mask type in our checklist!
In general, only fabric masks should be boiled. The masks should be boiled for several minutes at a temperature of at least 60°C. Afterwards, they must be dried thoroughly. Afterwards you have to let them dry thoroughly.
The cleaning process differs depending on the type of mask. In general, surgical masks and FFP2 masks are disposable. Fabric masks are suitable for reuse. OP masks should be boiled, while FFP2 masks are disinfected in the oven. OP masks should be disposed of after single use.
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