ASTM Level 3 Mask
The ASTM level 3 mask is a type of disposable mask that perfectly protects you from viruses transmitted by water droplets. It has been designed to repel any liquids from your face, so if you are in danger of being exposed to bodily fluids and blood, these masks are highly suitable. They are most often used by medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, orthodontists, aged care providers and many others. However, they are suitable and comfortable enough, for daily use by anyone who would want protection from viral infections.
An ASTM level 3 mask is a standard mask that protects the user and those around them. During worldwide pandemics (such as COVID-19), you can use these masks to protect your family from exposure to viruses and other pathogens. Provided the masks are worn properly, they can offer excellent protection and stop your family from becoming infected. If you are around many people, who may or may not be infected with a virus, you need to make sure that you are doing everything possible to keep yourself healthy.
At Clinical Supplies, you can buy ASTM level 3 masks from our online store. We also stock high-grade hand sanitizers, face shields, antibacterial wipes, and disposable gloves so you can stay protected from every possible source of infection and illness. You can also use our contactless infrared thermometers to check the temperature of anyone entering your home or business.
What is ASTM level 3 mask made of?
The ASTM level 3 mask is four-layered. It consists of a water-resistant outer layer that helps repel any liquid droplets from the air you’re breathing. This is especially effective against pathogens that are transmitted through water droplets. The inner layer of the mask is a soft absorbent material designed to filter any water droplets from the user. The inner layers are there to help filter the air and reduce the number of particles moving through the mask.
In most cases, an ASTM level 3 mask will have elastic ear loops, but they may also have ties that go behind the head or an elastic loop that goes behind your head. To find the best mask for you, choose a mask that attaches in a way that makes you feel comfortable. All quality masks should have a metal strip across the nose bridge so you can shape the mask to the shape of your nose. This helps to fit the mask to your face and provide a better seal. The mask can work efficiently only if it perfectly seals around your face.
Is ASTM level 3 mask as good as an N95 mask?
All masks are rated using 5 performance metrics; these are bacterial filtration, particulate filtration, fluid resistance, breathability, and flammability. The ASTM level 3 mask scores the highest among all the ASTM masks. In comparison to an N95 mask the ASTM level 3 is an excellent alternative. While it may not be rated as highly or offer the same amount of protection as the N95 mask, it will give quality protection and keep you safe from many viruses and pathogens that are easily spread by water droplets.
Are ASTM Level 3 masks reusable?
In most cases, an ASTM level 3 mask is not reusable. For the best protection, any mask that becomes wet either through use or accidental spillage should be replaced immediately. This is because once wet, the mask loses its effectiveness and your protection becomes limited.
With disposable masks, they should be replaced around every 4 hours as a minimum and every 6 hours as a maximum. After this time, the mask has absorbed as much as it can and it starts to become less effective. For a standard day at work, you should be changing around 2-3 masks. After they have been used to their limit you should snap the ear loops on the mask to make sure it is not used by yourself or anyone else.
Each mask should be only used by one person. Using the mask of a person that has an infection could be the easiest way to become infected yourself. An infected person should have their masks identified and be kept in a different area after use, sealed up and then immediately placed into a bin. Using items like resealable plastic bags is perfect for the control of infected masks.
You can buy all of your ASTM level 3 mask needs from our online store. We have face shields that are perfect to use in conjunction with your masks, as they will protect your eyes from any potential droplet splatter. We have different-sized masks for sale, so you can buy both adult and kids face masks from our store. At Clinical Supplies you can purchase all your surgical masks needs, we have a huge variety to choose from including adults N95 masks, including the N95 Moldex, and kids N95 masks, 3M masks (3M 8511 & 3M 8210), KN95 masks, Medical masks, and N95 respirators.
When you need to provide suitable protection for yourself and your family, buying quality masks at a wholesale price is your best option. You can order your medical supplies from our store and we’ll ship them directly to your home or workplace. All of our masks have been selected for their ability to provide the wearer with suitable protection from infection by viruses and other pathogens.