How to Protect Yourself & Others Covid-19
Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
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N95 masks are one of the best forms of respiratory protective wear that is worn over the nose and mouth by both children and adults, with special sizes available for young children. These masks are worn by people seeking to reduce the chance of inhaling unhealthy airborne particles which include airborne viruses as well as other potentially dangerous germs. N95 NIOSH Approved masks are disposable facemasks made from densely woven synthetic polymer fibres produced in a highly specialised process called melt blowing. It is during this melt blowing process that the protective inner layer of the N95 mask is created. It is this layer which forms the powerful filtration component which is capable of filtering out at least 95% of airborne particles. The effectiveness of N95 NIOSH Approved masks rely on correct usage, regular disposal of used face shields, and specific positioning on the face. They must entirely cover the nose and mouth, removing any opportunity for unhealthy particles to bypass the filtration layer and be inhaled naturally by the wearer to protect against the contraction of viruses and inhaling hazardous particles like chemical residue, asbestos dust and fibreglass fibres.
Wearing N95 NIOSH Approved masks has been clinically shown to help reduce the inhalation of compromised air when worn throughout outbreaks and pandemics of respiratory diseases, as well as during periods of, or within areas which, experience intense air and smoke pollution levels throughout the United States. They are effective for filtering out hazardous pathogens which can lead to human illness or can exacerbate existing respiratory disease and conditions. It is important to always maintain clear and unhindered respiration to ensure you remain fit and healthy. Any person with a pre-existing condition, or with a compromised immune system, can benefit from wearing N95 masks while outside in public spaces. This allows you to more accurately control what you are breathing in when you are unable to control the breathing environment you find yourself in. Examples include while on public transport, inside shopping malls, apartment buildings and offices.