The current coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our behavior in public. Social distancing and minimizing large gatherings are a crucial tool in minimizing the spread of this virus. If we want to get back to the way things were pre-coronavirus, the use of facemasks can be a useful tool, but do we truly understand what prolonged facemask use means and the benefits of it? Since airborne particles are how the virus spreads, this might be our best weapon in the fight against this pandemic. We here at HPFY can give you a useful guide detailing the prolonged use of a facemask.
A close up of an object Description automatically generated. In order to slow the spread of coronavirus, health officials have suggested that those who can’t be socially distant from each other (approximately 6 feet) wear a facemask or covering. This edict has been met with mixed reactions, some valid some not. Yes, prolonged use of a facemask can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, but do the pros outweigh the cons? One concern of prolonged facemask use is difficulty breathing. Particularly that masks force the user to inhale dangerous levels of CO2. While a N95 mask may restrict your breathing, there is minimal risk of CO2 danger. Also, everyday John q. Public should probably not be wearing this type of mask designed for healthcare workers or their patients. This leaves cloth masks for the rest of us and they present and even lower risk of breathing issues. The important thing to know about wearing face masks is that it minimizes the airborne particulates that can pass along the virus from person to person. While you may be healthy, your grandparents may be susceptible, so coughing or even singing could get them sick.
When wearing your face covering or mask, be sure that it covers both your mouth and nose and fits snugly. So, if wearing a mask or face covering has benefits that outweigh any potential or even imagined downside, are there ways to make extended use easier? Turns out there are some simple tips that can make prolonged mask use more bearable. Steps to help with prolonged mask use that experts recommend often include:
Gen 3-Ply Protective Pleated Face Mask is comfortable and made with high quality breathable material. It is an anti-droplet face mask that comes with a pleated and 3d design. This protective mask features adjustable earloops, an adjustable nose bridge, and seamless crimping. This pleated blue mask protects the user from bacteria and viruses.
N95 Particulate Respirator Mask has a lightweight construction that feels comfortable and helps provide respiratory protection against certain non-oil-based particles. This Respirator Mask is NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) approved for environments containing certain non-oil-based particles and provides at least 95 percent filter efficiency. The respirator incorporates advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media designed for ease of breathing and is compatible with a variety of protective eyewear and hearing protection.
N95 Face Mask can be used in the following conditions:
3M Tie-On Surgical Mask is preferred for comfort and breathability. A tie-on surgical mask with horizontal ties, is ideal for surgical and general-purpose use. The mask has 99 percent bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and is designed to fit a variety of facial shapes and sizes.
Cypress Earloops Procedure Face Mask allows for quick and easy application. It's a multi-layer design, fluid-resistant, adjustable nose piece, wrap-around visor, sonic weld to the front of the mask. With a soft and smooth innermost layer of comfort, it gives protection and comfort, provides a barrier against contaminating, and eliminates eye-glass fogging.
The disposable mask should never be worn for more than one day. Cloth facemasks may be washed in hot water, but disposable facemasks can only be used once before being discarded.
KN95 Filtering Face Mask is suitable for protection against powder, PM2.5 smog, particulates, flu, bacteria, saliva, dust etc. This mask is good for wind proof and protection the face against cold weather. It features an ear loop closure design and comes in white color. The bacteria and particulate filtering efficiency is greater than or equal to 95%.
Store in clean and cool place, Humidity <80%, Temperature: 10°C - 40°C
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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