1- Classification of respiratory masks
By increasing of airborne pollutants and particulate matter, as well as the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza and corona virus (COVID 19), The use of respiratory masks to prevent these pathogens from entering the airways has become a necessity. Respiratory masks fall into the category of personal protective equipment, which have different types in terms of application and features. The most common of these respiratory masks are medical masks (surgery), N95 and FFP series masks.
Read more2- Types of respiratory masks
3layers respiratory masks
This type of mask is mainly used to prevent the spread of infections or contaminations from the user to others and the environment. And it is mainly in two types, stretched and bandages. Three-layer with bandages are often used in surgery rooms. Due to the fact that these masks are not fully capped, they must be used carefully and sufficiently, because it is possible for air or contaminants to pass through the sides of the mask. These masks are designed to trap large particles and secretions.
Read more3- Approved Standards of respiratory masks
The two international approved standards of respiratory masks are the American NIOSH standard and the European EN149:2001 standard. According to international standards, Table 1 lists two important characteristics of respiratory masks, filtration efficiency or particle trapping and pressure drop (breathability).