Face Masks are a common phenomenon in the fight against COVID-19, and their use has increased as we try to prevent the virus from spreading further. In France and Germany, people must wear a face mask in situations like visiting stores and using public transportation.
In INDIA, many people wear face masks to protect them when they leave their homes, and this week the Indian government recommended wearing face masks when using public transport.
It is important to understand which skins work best for certain tasks and to be aware of potential difficulties in obtaining Face Masks from an unknown or unrelated Supplier.
Our face mask guide answers some frequently asked questions and advice on choosing the best face mask to protect and reduce COVID 19 & Coronaviruses.
When To Wear A Mask
In addition to the NHS and major front-line workers, current Indian government guidelines recommend that those who are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19 or care for someone who may have a coronavirus should wear a face mask. Starting in May 2020, they changed this recommendation for the public to wear face masks when using public transportation.
There is currently no requirement to wear a mask in INDIA, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that his decentralized government recommends that members of the public wear a mask or face mask in "limited circumstances" in public. These circumstances include in stores and on public transportation.
If you must wear a face mask, it is important to follow the correct guidelines for Fitting and recycling the mask. Here you will find more information from the WHO (World Health Organization) on when and how to use the masks.
Do The Face Masks Work?
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has suggested that the use of face masks by the general public may help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in people without symptoms.
“The Coronavirus is transmitted by droplets that can be sprayed into the air when infected people speak, cough, and sneeze. These can enter the body directly or after touching a contaminated object with the eyes, nose, and mouth. "(Bbc.co.India) Wearing a proper face mask can help prevent the spread of COVID -19 while providing some protection for the user/wearer.
Which Face Mask Should You use?
There are different types of masks for different situations. Medical masks fall into two categories: medical masks and respirators. Face Masks differ in their evaluation and rating in INDIA, masks are evaluated or standardized according to Indian regulations.
These notes are listed below:-
Medical Masks (Type I, Type II, Type IIR)
The difference between Type I, Type II and Type IIR masks is the level of filtration provided. Type I face masks have a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of 95%, while type II and IIR masks have a BFE of 98%.
All Type I and Type II medical masks have been tested for air filtration from inside the mask to the outside. This means that they can prevent the wearer from spreading the coronavirus or infecting the environment. However, you cannot completely prevent the carrier from becoming infected by inhaling airborne diseases like COVID-19.
Type II and Type IIR face masks can prevent large particles from entering the wearer's mouth and nose. But, they are not effective if there is blood or body fluids.
Type II masks offer a 3-layer protective filter with the following properties:
The waterproof layer that absorbs dust, odors, and particles.
Fused barrier fabric that blocks bacteria and germs
Soft inner layer, more comfortable and more pleasant against the skin.
Type IIR face masks offer a 4-layer filter, the fourth layer is a splash-proof layer to protect against blood and body fluids; the "R" stands for splash-proof.
Type II and Type IIR face masks also have the following characteristics:
Disposable Single used face mask
Pleated front with two elastic earrings to hold to fasten in place.
Type IIR face masks are available from Precult-COVID 19 Prevention.
Surgical Masks (N95 Or Ffp1-3)
NHS workers and those treating patients with COVID-19 wear respiratory Face masks. These masks are classified as N95, FFP1, FFP2, or FFP3. These masks are generally only used in hospitals for the workers who are in close contact with COVID-19 patients. They are less breathable and reduce user exposure to air pollutants from communicable diseases such as particulates, gases, or vapors. These masks adjust and adapt to the shape of the face. They should be reserved for front-line workers who are regularly exposed to those who suffer from the virus.
And What is A Homemade Mask?
If the use of face masks is recommended in India, it is possible to use a homemade face mask. These face masks are generally made from common fabrics like cotton by recycling unwanted clothing.
It is important to note that homemade face masks are not regulated and have not been tested to the same standards as the medical face masks available for purchase.
Concerns About Fake/Counterfit Face Masks
Due to the growing demand for face masks, there is a growing trade in counterfeit masks which should be avoided with caution. When purchasing face masks in INDIA, it is important to take into account that all of the face masks described above have been assessed according to strict Indian test standards.
When purchasing masks, it is advisable to avoid unknown websites or retailers and only look for reputable retailers. This will reduce the likelihood that you buy a face mask, as well as face masks with fake EU type exams or misleading certificates.
Medical masks sold in India must comply with Indian standard EN 14683, which has three levels of bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE1, BFE2, type R).
Medical face masks are clinically validated as class IIa medical devices. To obtain this classification, you must be ISO certified (International Organization for Standardization). The ISO classification is followed by a unique reference number, which refers to the date of the last validation of the standards.
At Precult, we display ISO classifications next to each clinically validated device on our website and on all packaging to ensure our customer's complete clarity when shopping from us.
You can find the classification of our masks here.
Where Can I Buy A Protective Face Mask?
The most reliable way to buy a good face mask that offers protection against coronavirus, at a fair and reasonable price, is to buy from trusted retailers who have done their due diligence on your behalf.
At Precult, we work with trusted suppliers and manufacturers, and our customers can be assured that every Precult or "precut approved" product is of the best possible quality, standard, and value.
Order your Precult and Precult Approved Face masks here, as well as other equipment to support the health of your home during the coronavirus epidemic are available here.
* We are proud to deliver to the NHS, which has been offered the first rejection of all our coronavirus products. *