As coronavirus continues to spread throughout world, many people are reaching for a face mask (respirator), which has been recommended by the WHO as a protection measure. But which one should you buy?
We’ve got the lowdown for you on what the difference between each mask is.
The higher the % efficiency, the more particulates the respirator will filter out.
The Freedom Mask is a KN95 rated mask that was originally developed to help combat Covid 19 and it has become available globally as the requirement to wear masks in public and workplaces has increased.
KN95 means the Freedom Mask has been rated to have 95% Bacterial filtration efficiency and that they are ‘face fitted’. This is superior to an N95 mask and just behind FFP3 which offer the highest level of protection and should be reserved for the NHS.
Freedom masks are safe and reusable and come with 5 replaceable filters. Each filter is designed to last approx. 7 days before requiring replacement (depending on the contamination level). We strongly recommend the filters are changed every 7 days.
The filters cannot come into contact with skin and unlike traditional 3 ply and N95 masks only the small filter needs to be disposed of so they safer and better for the environment.
Replaceable filters = Cost effective.
The Freedom mask body is made from food grade silicone and is very comfortable to wear.
The Mask has a shelf life of 2 years.
The Freedom Mask meets EN 14683 Type II requirements. This means that being EN14683 compliant means the mask meets European standards for limiting the transmission of infection between healthcare professionals and patients.
A KN95 mask means it has been face fitted. Freedom Masks have a silicone body that supports the filter and prevent the filter from touching your face. This improves the efficiency of the mask AND PREVENTS FOGGING when wearing spectacles or sunglasses. Paper masks cause fogging because there is no seal between the mask and the face.
The Freedom mask is fully adjustable and in our tests is suitable for most children over the age of eight.
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