A high quality mask which protects users from dust and inhalation of micro-particles containing antigens. An excellent choice for emergency care providers.
This type of air-purifying respirators protects by filtering particles out of the air the user is breathing. There are seven classes of filters for NIOSH-approved filtering facepiece respirators available at this time. Ninety-five percent is the minimal level of filtration that will be approved by NIOSH. N95 – Filters at least 95% of airborne particles. Not resistant to oil. Surgical N95 – A NIOSH-approved N95 respirator that has also been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a surgical mask. N99 – Filters at least 99% of airborne particles.if worn properly, masks can protect people in the community from respiratory illness, especially [those] in close contact with sick people,” said Dr. Raina MacIntyre. She’s head of biosecurity research at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.