Face Mask Research & Types of Face Mask


In this blog, we will discuss about face mask research and different types of face mask. We also answer other frequently asked questions.

The Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has changed our lives in many ways in 2020.Wearing a mask and social distancing can be a highly effective method for slowing the spread of COVID-19. But with an apparent shortage of masks and new masks hitting the online storefronts every day, how do you know which face mask is right for you? Let’s break down the different types of masks and which scenario they are best used for.

Why Face Masks are Important

Currently, research suggests that the novel coronavirus spreads primarily via respiratory droplets. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people can transmit the virus to others while showing no signs or symptoms of COVID-19. These masks shield against large cough or sneeze droplets, splashes, or sprays, but they cannot protect against smaller droplets. People can make these masks using a variety of fabrics and items of clothing, including scarves, bandanas, T-shirts, and pillowcases. A tightly woven cotton fabric is most suitable. Research on various fibers, including cotton, silk, chiffon, flannel, and various synthetics, showed that a combination of different fabrics was most effective.

TYPES OF MASKS

N95 Masks

N95 respirators and surgical masks should be reserved for health care workers and first responders. Because there aren’t enough of these masks for everyone, it’s important that they go to the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who need them most. They fit loosely across your nose and mouth. The N95 face mask or respirator is a mask that fits tightly over your mouth and nose. This mask is either an actual filter in and of itself or contains a filter, and is rated to filter out 95% of small particles including viruses and bacteria. N95 masks aren’t one-size-fits-all and need to be fitted to work correctly.

Surgical Masks

Surgical Masks are used to protect the wearer from splashes, sprays and large-particle droplets. They are also used to prevent the wearer from spreading potentially infectious particles and droplets to others and surfaces around them. The top of the mask contains a flexible metal strip that you can adjust to the contours of your nose, forming a better fit. These masks are not as effective at filtering out small particles like viruses and bacteria, but they can be incredibly helpful in stopping the spread of infectious material from the wearer. These masks shield against the large droplets that come from a sick person’s cough or sneeze, but they’re too loose to protect against all germs. And they can’t block the tiniest particles that may carry coronavirus.

How to Make a Face Mask At Home

Several online guides and videos are available to provide instructions to people wishing to make a DIY face covering. Some methods are involved like sewing. Most methods requires some similar materials, such as scissors, tape, and clothes. You can sew the fabric, tie it around your face, or fold it around some hair ties for ear loops. Be sure to take it out before you wash the mask. They look a lot like N95 respirators but don’t filter out as many particles. Neoprene masks can help stop the droplets that may carry the virus. Try using a neck gaiter — a piece of material tied in a loop — made of stretchy synthetic fabric. Fold it into multiple layers if the material is thin.

So, At the end i would like to tell you that it is very time for us due to such pandemic. So always try to wear these types of masks and stay happy and be safe.


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