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Should you really need to wear N95 mask?

Views:14     Author:Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-05-15      Origin:Site

Since outbreak of pandemic corona virus, more and more industries are focusing on masks. In a flash, N95, FFP2, 3M, KN95 these key words became popular and hot overnight. However, do you really need to wear N95 surgical mask when you only take out garbage downstairs, or go out for purchasing your dinner raw materials from supermarket?


Definitely, the answer is No! Only health care professionals should wear surgical masks or N95 respirators. 


With such similar sounding names, it can be confusing to understand the difference between N95 and KN95 masks. What are KN95 masks, and are they the same as N95 masks? Here I would like to explain the differences between N95 and KN95 masks as far as I have researched lots of paper.


In short, N95 masks are the US standard for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standard for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the subtle difference, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.


Lots of users care most about what percentage of particles the masks capture. On this metric, N95 and KN95 masks are the same. Both masks are rated to capture 95% of tiny particles (0.3 micron particles, to be exact).

But what’s the actual difference between N95 vs. KN95 Masks?

Here are the key differences:

1. N95 masks have slightly stricter requirements for pressure drop while inhaling. That means they’re required to be slightly more breathable than KN95 masks.

2. N95 also have slightly stricter requirements for pressure drop while exhaling, which should help with breath ability.


Since N95 surgical mask is non-resistance to oil, but it has to reach the requirement of fluid resistance. It means that the mask must prevent the patients’ blood and body fluid from splashing on the doctor’s face during the surgical operation. And during the long time of surgical operation, the mask should help with breath ability. However, this function is totally unnecessary for ordinary people.


Protex flooring is professional Luxury Vinyl Tiles manufacturer and established in1998. With more than 22 years manufacturing experience and 16 years exportation experience. We have won good reputation in flooring industry. Since Feb, our factory has made preparation for returning to work. We prepared enough KN95 and disposable masks for our workers and even our logistics partners. Furthermore, we are ready to export KN95 and disposable masks certified with CE confirmation over the world. Not only we provide masks to our workers and staffs , and we also donated some to our clients. We also help purchasing more than 1,000,000 pieces masks to some of our clients.


Take a look on our mask list as below:


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We provide our customers with the best service and fastest delivery, if you need any mask enquire, please dont hesitate to let us know. Dont forget that we are both strategic partners and good friends. 


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