KN95 masks are the same as N95 masks. The only difference between them is the national standard of manufacture and use. In the United States, the N95 mask is the FDA approved version. These masks offer the best respiratory protective wear when worn tightly over the nose and mouth and are available in special sizes designed for children.
The purpose of KN95 masks is to reduce the chance of inhaling unhealthy airborne particles which include dangerous viruses as well as other potentially hazardous materials. KN95 masks are disposable facemasks and are considered safe to be worn for up to 8 hours but ensure that you read the manufacturer’s instructions for optimal time limits for wear. Once the interior layer of the mask becomes moist, the mask should be replaced. The filter is not washable and should not be worn again.
What is a KN95 mask?
The KN95 mask is the Chinese standard model of the N95 Mask available for sale in the US by reputable medical and construction equipment wholesalers both online and in store. Its application includes industries like mining, decorating and painting, as well as medical protection from contagious diseases. Buy your medical masks wholesale online to get the best price and ensure you have enough available for use every day while you are in environments where you may be at risk.
The face mask is constructed of densely woven synthetic polymer fibres by a special manufacturing process known as melt blowing. Melt blowing produces the mask’s highly protective internal layer. This layer creates a strong air filter capable of removing at least 95% of airborne particles while you are wearing it. The effectiveness of this mask relies on your placement of it over your nose and mouth, and on frequently changing your face shield. They are designed to protect the wearer against the inhalation of particles containing viral germs and also provide protection against inhaling other hazardous materials like chemical fumes, smoke, asbestos dust and fibreglass fibres.
Protective face wear has been scientifically proven to help reduce the absorption of unhealthy particles which makes them ideal for wear during flu season as well as dangerous disease pandemics. Wearing your KN95 mask can protect you against both contracting new illnesses as well as minimizing the effect of pollutants which aggravate respiratory issues and other health conditions. If you have a pre-existing health condition, or are concerned that your immune system is fragile, a KN95 mask and the US equivalent – the N95 mask – will help you control the air that you’re breathing in public spaces and while you’re around potentially infected individuals.
Where your mask while inside crowded indoor environments like using public transport, shopping for essentials, when you visit your doctor and when in close quarters with strangers. Ensure that you dispose of all used masks safely, washing your hands after you have thrown them in the trash. The internal filter will only protect the inside of the mask so any handling of the outside material should be restricted.
N95 respiratorsantiviral protection. The protective filtration layer inside the mask works most effectively when it entirely covers your nose and mouth, prohibiting the chance of inhaling air around the seal of the mask. Ensure that your KN95 mask is always fitted exactly to the manufacturer’s instructions unlike other cloth face and mouth shields like surgical masks (i.e. the ASTM Level 3 Mask). These types of masks are usually reserved for use in protecting other people from contracting illnesses that the wearer of the mask may be contracted with. They accurately capture the wearer’s respiration rather than filter out airborne particles that the wearer may inhale.
Because the KN95 mask relies on a tight-fitting application, this style of respiratory protection may not suit all people. Anybody with facial hair, and very small kids unused to wearing anything on their face, may not be able to maintain the tight seal the mask must maintain to remain effective. For kids, see kids' masks.
You may also experience a slight increase in the energy you need to draw a deep breath while you are wearing your mask. This is completely normal. The KN95 mask must filter all of your respiration for it to work 100% of the time you are wearing it. You must breathe through the tightly woven material the mask is constructed from which is an unnatural sensation if you are not used to it. When you purchase your mask, try wearing it around your home for a few minutes at a time to get used to the feeling of breathing through the protective filter. This will help you adjust to the feel of the mask and of breathing while you’re wearing it. If you find the mask uncomfortable to wear, avoid strenuous activity while you are wearing it which requires regular, deep breathing. Try to keep your physical activity to a gentle pace and to minimize your time wearing your mask. If you are experiencing respiratory distress and acute difficulty in breathing, then consult a medical professional, such as your personal doctor, and reduce the time you wear your mask.
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