😷 How much protection is your mask currently giving you? Here is how much protection some of the popular masks types give you:
· N95/KN95/KF94: These masks provide the highest level of protection—about 95% filtration.
· Surgical mask: These ubiquitous blue masks provide about 30-60% filtration, depending on quality, fit, and the number of layers. Most consumer, non-medical masks are on the lower end.
· Cloth facemask: Usually purchased in clothing stores and made from cotton, these face coverings provide about 20%-25% filtration.
· Bandana: A single layer bandana provides the lowest level, about 3% filtration.
Many factors affect the actual performance within each mask category, including quality, number of layers, type of material, and proper fit & wear. Be aware of fakes and counterfeits. NIOSH approved N95s should be reserved for healthcare workers due to the PPE shortage.
The Air Queen mask is FDA 510k cleared and provides a high level of protection, equivalent to an N95. For more information, visit www.kovidshop.com/products
For more answers on PPE, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Brian Schott, PPE Commander of the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Unified Command Center, will answer them. #healthcare#medical#ppeproducts#covid#health