Can Masks Filter Out Asbestos?

We previously discussed how HEPA filters remove asbestos from the air extremely well. But asbestos causes cancer, so I wouldn’t rely on just a purifier while in the room. I’d want to wear a mask. How Big Are Asbestos Particles? Asbestos particles range from 0.7 to 90 microns. To put this …

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How to Make a DIY N95 Mask

N95 masks are often referred to as the “gold standard” for face masks and are relied on by healthcare workers for protection. This unfortunately results in occasional shortages and higher prices for N95 masks. That raises the question: Can you make a DIY N95 mask? As a pioneer in the …

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What Mask to Choose? Best Masks For Viruses, Air Pollution

Masks can be incredibly effective tools to protect your health from air pollution and viruses such as COVID. But mask effectiveness and comfort can vary greatly depending on the mask. In this article, we take a look at how to choose the best mask and the factors you should consider …

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Do N95 Masks Really Expire?

Can you wear expired face masks? How effective are expired face masks? A study tested 10 year-old 3M N95 masks compared to new masks and this is what they found.

N95 vs KF94 Mask Ratings

What’s the Difference Between N95 and KF94 Masks?

It turns out, the difference between N95 and KF94 masks is minor for the factors that most users care about. KF94 is the “Korean filter” standard similar to the US N95 mask rating. Let’s dive into the differences: N95 vs KF94 . Note, there is no “N94” or “K94” mask …

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Which Way Round Should a Surgical Face Mask Go?

Surgical masks are designed to be worn in one direction only. However, it can be difficult to know which way round a medical face mask should go. Should the blue side face out, or in? Some surgical masks are white all over, which way round should these white face masks …

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The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95 & KN95 Masks

Covid-19 has led to a new surge in interest of how to clean and disinfect masks. Google searches for “wash N95 mask” and “wash KN95 mask” have sky-rocketed. Yet data-backed answers seem to be in short supply. The standard guidelines say to throw masks out and use new ones. I.e. …

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3 Steps to Find Authentic KN95 Masks and Avoid Fakes

KN95 masks are one of the most popular respiratory masks on the market for COVID-19 protection. The CDC states that authentic KN95 masks provide the highest protection against COVID-19. The issue is the CDC stated 60% of KN95 masks on the market do not actually pass KN95 standards. So how …

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N95 versus KN95 Mask Difference Standards

What’s the Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks?

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? This handy chart explains the similarities and differences between N95 and KN95 masks.  N95 vs. KN95 Comparison Chart Source: 3M – …

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