Different Types Of Face Masks

As we are living in Covid-19 times, face mask and coverings is likely to be the first thing that comes to your mind when masking up in public places.

Because of this, it's very important to know what kind of mask you'll need for whatever activity you're doing, such as wearing a dust mask while working on your car, doing DIY work, or just simply going outside and walking around.

It is now mandatory to wear a face mask or covering when in public places within the UK.

There are many different types of face masks, but the most common ones are dust masks and surgical masks. Let’s talk about the difference.

Surgical Masks

Surgical masks are used to protect others from having any kind of disease or infection caught by an individual—this is especially important in public areas where many people interact with each other. A surgical mask can also be helpful for those with respiratory illnesses or anyone who is around somebody that may have symptoms of influenza, cold, or whether they are already unwell. 

Surgical masks are usually made of paper and worn by placing them over your mouth and nose, to minimise the chances if breathing in any airborne bacteria and viruses.

Dust Masks

Dust Masks are used to protect yourself from anything in the air that may cause harm to your respiratory system such as cigarette smoke, exhaust, chemicals and other harmful things.

Dust Masks are usually made of cloth and must be tied around or over your mouth in order for them to work properly. Some dust masks also come with a nose clip so you can breathe through only your nose instead of your mouth.

Both types of masks should be worn according to the safety precautions and instructions for each specific mask. It's not a good idea to mix up dust masks and surgical masks because they do two different things and it can actually cause harm and discomfort to you if you try and wear a mask with the wrong kind of face covering.

You should always know how often you need to change your masks because this varies depending on what kind of activity you're doing as well as the condition of the mask—some may even tell you on the packaging or on the side of the box. You should always check for any detectable odour when wearing your mask, especially if you're using a dust mask—if it smells bad, change it immediately because this is probably not safe to be wearing while breathing in.

AFL Mask

The AFL Mask® is a face mask that combines both dust and surgical masks whilst providing continuous airflow to the user. The AFL Mask® is a mask that focuses on the user's comfort, it is easy to use and ergonomically designed for maximum comfort for the user. It also contains a built-in electric fan for continuous airflow as well as a hypoallergenic silica gel nose and mouth cover.

The mask contains a state-of-the-art 4-stage nano silver ion filtrete™ technology for ultimate protection against 99.99% of all indoor and outdoor impurities - this includes bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen, air pollution (PM 2.5), smoke, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The mask is N99+ certified and is reusable and long-lasting, which is beneficial for everyday use.




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