The Hygiene Face Masks are a half mask respirator that covers the nose and mouth when fitted properly. They have 2 elastic headbands to keep the mask in place and are light blue in colour.
They are moulded masks which means they are designed to fit more closely to the face and therefore create a better seal against particles getting into any gaps (which can occur with looser masks). It also ensures that they are comfortable and less likely to slip out of place.
The Hygiene Face Masks are easy to use and can be worn by anyone. To fit, simply hold the mask and place it over your nose and mouth. Bring both elasticated headbands over your head and adjust the position until it’s comfortable.
The bottom elasticated headband should sit at the nape of your neck and the top elasticated headband should sit just above the crest of your head (the widest part).
The masks are unvalved, which means they are comfortable to wear as they are lightweight and non-bulky.
The Hygiene Face Masks are recommended for use in any situation where protection of the respiratory system is required.
The World Health Organisation advises that an EU standard FFP2 (or (NIOSH)-certified N95 equivalent) should be worn by healthcare workers when performing any aerosol-generating procedures.
The Hygiene Face Masks are FFP1 grade. Their filtration system is built into the material which allows the masks to be unvalved, lightweight and less bulky than alternatives. The moulded style also offers a closer fit.
FFP1 masks protect against materials in concentrations up to 4x OEL or 4x APF.