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N95 Face Mask

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N95 masks filter at least 95% of airborne particles, providing a high level of protection against viruses and bacteria. They are also referred to as FFP2 or KN95 respirators, depending on where they were manufactured. These face masks are individually sealed to prevent cross-contamination.

ABOUT N95 Face Mask

What are N95 / KN95 / FFP2 Face Masks?

N95, KN95 and FFP2, are face masks that protect against fine, non-toxic fibres, dust and aqueous mists. Although they are often used in construction, they can also be used by healthcare professionals as personal protective equipment (PPE). N95, KN95 and FFP2 are the same grade of mask, but have different names depending on where they are made. In theory, they all filter 95% of particles from the air. They are also referred to as respirators or dust masks.


Should you use a face mask for coronavirus?

N95 masks are currently in use to protect healthcare workers from coronavirus (COVID-19). The World Health Organisation (WHO) have endorsed N95 (KN95, FFP2) masks for those undertaking aerosol-generating procedures performed on COVID-19 patients. For most activities providing care to coronavirus patients, WHO recommend the use of a standard surgical mask, however, N95 masks provide more protection. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended to cover your face during the coronavirus pandemic.


What is the N95 face mask used for?

N95 masks are used to stop harmful substances entering the respiratory system through your mouth and nose. This can be useful in several different scenarios which include:

  • In healthcare environments to provide protection from germs and infection
  • On construction sites to provide protection against dust and other harmful particles
  • In agriculture to provide protection from dust, harmful vapours, fumes, and mould spores
  • Personal use to reduce the risk of spreading infection from yourself and to protect yourself from other people who may be infected

Although our N95 face masks are purchased from a UK-registered pharmacy wholesaler, they are not designed to be used by healthcare professionals. 


How do N95 face masks work?

The shape of the mask is designed in line with the ergonomics of your face which ensures a secure fit. This allows maximum breathing capability and comfort while still providing protection from harmful substances in the air.


How effective are N95 face masks?

N95 masks filter up to 95% of airborne particles. Droplets from sneezes and coughs can travel up to 7 meters and wearing a face mask can help to prevent inhaling airborne viruses.


How do I use an N95 face mask?

N95 face masks cover half of the face, more specifically the mouth and nose area. They are fitted with two elastic headbands that either go over the head or the ears and are used to keep the mask secure and in place. There is a metal strip which covers the bridge of the nose and can be adjusted to ensure that there is a tight fit, which prevents unwanted air entering through the sides of the mask. Please contact us if you require a specific type of mask.


Are these respirator masks reusable?

N95 face masks can be reused, however, the number of times a mask can safely be reused can be reduced depending on several factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Whether the mask has been contaminated with blood, bodily fluids, or any other respiratory or nasal secretions from a patient
  • Whether close contact has been made with any person that may be infected with an infectious disease requiring contact safety measures

Please note the following when choosing to reuse face masks:

  • Used respirators should be hung in a designated storage area, or kept securely in a breathable container such as a paper bag between uses
  • Hands should be cleaned with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water before and after touching the respirator, even if you are just adjusting it
  • The inside of the respirator should not be touched. If contact is unintentionally made with the inside of the mask, dispose of it safely and wash your hands with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer
  • Use a clean pair of gloves when putting on the mask and ensure that it is on securely. Once the mask is on and in a comfortable position, discard the gloves.

We recommend using each mask once only.


What is the difference between N95, FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 masks?

N95 and FFP2 masks are the same. The only difference is the name, which differs depending on what part of the world you are in (N95 is the code for USA, which equates to KN95 in Europe and FFP2 in the EU, including the UK). FFP3 refers to the mask with the most protection, followed by FFP2 and lastly FFP1.


Is an N95 mask the same as a respirator mask?

N95 masks and respirator masks are the same thing. These can often be confused with surgical masks, which offer less protection than a respiratory mask.


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HOW TO USE N95 Face Mask

Cup the mask

Cup the mask

Cup the respirator in your hand ensuring that the nose-piece is at the top and the headbands are hanging freely

Position the mask

Position the mask

Position the respirator under your chin with the nose-piece resting on the bridge of your nose

Secure one ear loop

Secure one ear loop

While holding the respirator in position, place one ear loop around one of your ears

Secure the other ear loop

Secure the other ear loop

Still holding the respirator, place the other ear loop around your free ear 

Fit the nose-piece

Fit the nose-piece

Using both hands, adjust the malleable nose-piece so that it fits snugly against the bridge of your nose and face

Check in the mirror

Check in the mirror

Using a mirror, check to ensure that all of the edges provide a good seal around your face

  • How to wear an N95 respirator (over the head)

  • Cup the respirator in your hand ensuring that the nose-piece is at the top and the headbands are hanging freely
  • Position the respirator under your chin with the nose-piece resting on the bridge of your nose
  • While holding the respirator in position, pull the top headband over your head and rest it on the crown of the back of your head
  • Still holding the respirator, pull the bottom headband over your head and rest it around the upper part of your neck, below your ears 
  • Untwist the straps and optimally postition the respirator low on your nose
  • Using both hands, adjust the malleable nose-piece so that it fits snugly against the bridge of your nose and face
  • Using a mirror, check to ensure that all of the edges provide a good seal around your face
  • How to wear an N95 respirator (over the ears)

  • Cup the respirator in your hand ensuring that the nose-piece is at the top and the ear loops are hanging freely
  • Position the respirator under your chin with the nose-piece resting on the bridge of your nose
  • While holding the respirator in position, place one ear loop around one of your ears
  • Still holding the respirator, place the other ear loop around your free ear 
  • Using both hands, adjust the malleable nose-piece so that it fits snugly against the bridge of your nose and face
  • Using a mirror, check to ensure that all of the edges provide a good seal around your face

Please contact us if you require a specific type of mask.

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