Protective masks at Farma2Go
Antibacterial protection masks that filter the air to prevent us from coming into contact with particles that are harmful to our health and that of those around us, such as viruses or pathogens, when breathing or speaking.
At Farma2Go you can find a huge variety of masks, of all types, sizes and formats, to suit the ideal use of each person. Non-reusable surgical masks, comfortable and easy to breathe, and various sizes for children and adults, for sale individually, packs of 5, boxes of 50, 100... We also have FFP2 and KN95 masks, personal protective equipment that filter more than 95% of the suspended particles in the air, protecting in a very safe way from bacteria, viruses, fungal spores, liquid or solid aerosols. Likewise, we have reusable ecological masks, which resist 40 washings and ironing, in different formats, colors and designs, to guarantee your safety at any time and place.
We always accompany the sheet of our protective mask products with their relevant certificates and control tests, to guarantee our customers that the products they buy are perfectly approved and categorized for use.
Types of masks
If you are looking to protect yourself from viruses, we can help you by transferring some of the recommendations that the health authorities have made in this matter:
Hygienic masks: recommended for healthy people and without contact with viruses, always together with the recommendations for physical distancing and hygiene of the Ministry of Health.
Surgical masks: for people who have been infected, who have symptoms or who are asymptomatic positive.
PPE masks (FFP1, FFP2-KN95, FFP3): people who care for or are in contact with people who are symptomatic or positive for diseases, people in contact with viruses, for vulnerable groups.
How do you put on a mask?
- Avoid touching the inside of the mask.
- Adjust the elastic band around the ears until they are in a comfortable position.
- Adjust the outer face of the mask to the structure of the face until it is well unfolded and sealed.
- Adjust the nose clip with both hands until it is snug against the nose.
- Change the mask if it is wet, damaged or if you have breathing difficulties.
The effectiveness of protection will depend to a large extent on proper handling and use.
It is recommended that adults supervise the placement, use and removal of the mask in children.
How to know if my FFP2 or surgical mask has graphene?
To identify if a mask contains graphene, simply check the packaging of the mask package , where the composition is broken down. In case the word graphene appears ("graphene" in English) its use is discouraged by Health.
What are the graphene masks withdrawn from the market by the AEMPS?
The models of masks withdrawn due to their Graphene content by the AEMPS are the following:
- IIR disposable surgical mask made of graphene and biomass from the manufacturer Shandong Shengquan distributed by Amevisa SAU
- FFP2 Healfiber mask from the same manufacturer and distributed by Iturri SA
At Farma2Go WE DO NOT MARKET ANY OF THESE MASKS
The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has initiated an investigation into the risk posed by the inhalation of these nanoparticles due to lung toxicity.
Protective masks are a fundamental element to protect health and prevent infections and the spread of viruses , but in no case does their use replace strict adherence to other protection and hygiene measures recommended for the prevention of infection, such as be social distancing or proper hygiene.
On the part of the healthy population , the best option to prevent contagion is the use of hygienic masks, which allow better breathing, accompanying their comfort with a good filtration capacity and their possibility of reuse, which has a positive impact on the environment. Hygienic masks that are not bought in a pharmacy or stores with guarantees such as Farma2Go and lack approval, such as homemade masks that are made by hand, must always follow the preparation instructions and use the materials recommended for it.
In individuals infected with any virus susceptible to being infected and spreading among the population, as well as in close contacts and people who have been with the positive person in the last week, the use of surgical masks is a priority. Likewise, it is recommended that the protection and particle filtration of the mask be greater than 95% , so the FFP2, FFP3 or KN95 are ideal for these purposes.
In general, the use of masks is not appropriate or recommended in children under 3 years of age or in people with respiratory problems or difficulties whose symptoms may be aggravated by the use of masks. People with disabilities, in a situation of dependency that prevents them from being autonomous to remove and put on the mask, or those who present behavioral disorders that make its use unfeasible, are also exempt from the obligation to use it. In addition, when performing activities that cannot be carried out adequately due to the mask, it may be allowed not to wear it.
Use in Boys and Girls
Boys and girls under 3 years of age do not need to wear masks, but from that age, it is recommended that they use children's hygienic masks according to each age and size range. This is especially important because the masks must be perfectly adjusted and fixed to the face, to avoid the dispersion of particles that could favor contagion. There are three sizes, according to each age range, between 3 and 12 years. In addition, at Farma2Go we have a huge variety of colors and designs to encourage you to wear them with more spirit.
It is important to remember that, for its use , there must always be an adult present supervising the placement, use and removal of masks. Misuse of masks can cause counterproductive effects, favoring infections by spreading viruses through the hands and objects that children have touched, also providing a false sense of security.
In particular, boys and girls who are positive for any infectious disease and are susceptible to infecting their environment, with symptoms or asymptomatic, should preferably use children's surgical masks, hygienic with UNE specification for children, or others with greater filtering protection. Particles, such as FFP2, FFP3 or KN95 (all of them duly approved and in compliance with the requirements set by the international health authorities and, especially, those of the European Union).
European Regulation Surgical Masks
To find out if a mask complies with European regulations in order to be considered effective and guarantee that it is adequate as a complement to the physical distancing and hygiene measures recommended for the prevention and control of infections recommended by the health authorities, some of its characteristics can be observed .
Their labeling must include a reference to the UNE standard, which is the standard validated by the Spanish state health authorities to manufacture them:
-UNE 0064-1:2020: in non-reusable hygienic masks for adults.
-UNE 0064-2:2020: in children's non-reusable hygienic masks.
-UNE 0065:2020: in reusable toilet bowls for adults and children.
In addition, the purchased masks must also contain, on their labeling, instructions or elsewhere, the following information: the manufacturer of the product, the name of the masks, their size and measurements, whether they are reusable or not, the instructions for use, a list specifying the materials with which they are made and information on their maintenance, as well as the number and method of washing if reusable.
Mask buying guide
So that all our customers can make a responsible purchase and find out about the types of masks , we leave you some information as a guide that we hope will help you.
All the information in this guide follows the scientific recommendations for healthy people and without contact with COVID-19 and for those people who have been infected , who have symptoms or who are asymptomatic positive .
Within the information in the guide, all types of masks are mentioned:
- Hygienic masks : recommended for healthy people and without contact with COVID-19, always together with the recommendations for physical distancing and hygiene from the Ministry of Health.
- Surgical masks : for people who have been infected , who have symptoms or who are asymptomatic positive.
- PPE masks (FFP1, FFP2-KN95, FFP3) : people who care for or are in contact with people who are symptomatic or positive for COVID-19 , people in contact with the virus, for vulnerable groups.
In the case of healthy boys and girls from the age of 3 and without contact with COVID-19, Consumption recommends hygienic masks in sizes appropriate for their age, up to 12 years of age. It is recommended that adults supervise the placement , use and removal of the mask in children.
The masks are only a complement of protection and it is essential to continue complying with the rest of the preventive measures recommended by the health authorities.
Here we leave you a link with the recommendations of the Ministry of Consumption for the purchase of masks.
Differences between Hygienic and Surgical Masks
To know the differences between one and the other, you have to understand what each type of mask is for. Hygienic ones are a complement to the social distancing and hygiene measures recommended by the Spanish health authorities. They cover the openings in the face that can exhale particles, covering the mouth, nose and chin. Provided with rubber bands that surround the head or are attached to the ears and made up of one or several layers of textile material. They can be reusable or single use.
For their part, surgical masks are the ones we are used to seeing in healthcare and clinical environments, since their objective is to prevent healthcare personnel and patients who are infected with a contagious virus from transmitting particles that carry these infectious agents. These masks filter the exhaled air and protect those around them, preventing the spread of the virus when carrying out daily actions such as sneezing or coughing. Like the hygienic ones, they are fixed to the face and adjusted by rubber bands or other mechanisms.
In addition, there are other types of masks, which are Individual Protection Equipment (PPE) , especially recommended for professionals who have to work in front of the public, since they create a barrier between the potential risk for the user. Thus, they filter the air both from the inside out and from the outside in, protecting those around us and oneself. Its purpose, in fact, is to filter the inhaled air, avoiding the entry of polluting particles into our body. Depending on their effectiveness, they can be FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3.
Equivalence table for FFP2 - KN95 Masks of the European Regulation with the rest of the technical specifications accepted from other countries
As shown in the table, properly certified masks that meet the indicated sanitary standards perform in a very similar way, based on the performance requirements established in the standards and confirmed during trials and tests to assess the quality and functionality of the masks.
On this basis of comparison, it is reasonable to consider that China's KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS masks are equivalent to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators for filtering particles, droplets, and splashes. , as well as for the prevention of the spread of viruses that can cause infections to third parties.