FFP2 masks

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FFP2 masks

Protective masks that guarantee 92% particle filtration, up to 0.6 microns in diameter, with a maximum inward leakage of 8%. Protects from non-toxic residues and fibrogenic elements. Avoid inhalation of toxic fluids from dust, aerosols and fumes. At Farma2Go we have them in a multitude of formats: in individual packs or in boxes with a greater number of units, to suit the use and needs of each person.

This product is similar to KN95 masks, but with European approval and standardization, which guarantees requirements and functionalities fully adapted to the necessary use in our environment. Protect yourself from viruses and infections and your environment by purchasing any of our range of FFP2 Masks. Made with 5 protective layers of polypropylene non-woven fabric, melt blown fabric and hot air cotton. Non-reusable , single-use product. A maximum use of 8 hours or a working day is recommended.

This device is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with Regulation UE/2016/425. For the purposes of Directive 93/4 Regulation UE/2017/745, it is not considered a Sanitary Product (PS). All our models meet the requirements of the European Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment (EU) 2016/425. They have satisfactorily passed all the requirements, tests and markings, subject to the evaluation procedure for the CE 2834 Certificate.

How do you put on a mask?

  1. Avoid touching the inside of the mask.
  2. Adjust the elastic band around the ears until they are in a comfortable position.
  3. Adjust the outer face of the mask to the structure of the face until it is well unfolded and sealed.
  4. Adjust the nose clip with both hands until it is snug against the nose.
  5. 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.

Surgical Children's Masks instructions on how to put a mask on children

It is recommended that adults supervise the placement, use and removal of the mask in children.

Risks of Exceeding the Shelf Life of FFP2

FFP2 masks have a useful life of between 8 and 12 hours, although it is best to use them during a single work day (that is, less than 8 hours if applicable). In addition, it is very important not to reuse single-use masks, since their effectiveness will be seriously impaired and may, in some ways, be counterproductive for our health, regardless of the risks generated by believing that one is protected, when really it is not...

Excessively extending the recommended hours of use for a mask is something that carries certain dangers, apart from that false belief of being protected. The fundamental filters for the purifying and barrier action of the mask become clogged with its use, and it is when these hours are exceeded that it no longer works properly and can allow potentially infectious and contagious particles to enter and exit.

And this is not the only risk! In fact, misuse of masks can lead to a wide variety of pathologies and infections. The droplets of saliva that we expel when speaking accumulate inside the mask, moistening the fabric and favoring, over time, the growth of fungi and colonies of bacteria, which can cause respiratory or body problems. For example, it is frequent, as a result of misuse of masks, the appearance of cold sores, the appearance of small wounds in the corner of the lips and the development of small pimples and acne.

Luckily, avoiding all this is simple: use your mask only for the recommended hours and do not reuse single-use ones. For this, reusable masks are already available, which we can comfortably wash and reuse a specific number of times.

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.

Type of PPE Masks

This type of mask is an Individual Protection Equipment (PPE), whose function is to protect us from exposure to contaminants through the respiratory tract. To be calm and be able to carry out our work functions without risks, it is important to be clear about what type of approved mask we need to use and what types of respiratory protection products are available on the market, in order to select the most suitable one to protect ourselves in each specific case of the most effective way possible.

It is essential to carry out a correct analysis and study of the risks that an individual is going to face in their workplace, since not all respiratory protection masks that you can find on the market are valid for protection against dependent what diseases. It is important to assess the risk that we are going to face, since a work space in a center with influx and direct contact with infected people is not the same as one in which we simply have to follow preventive measures in environments without proven direct contamination.

In fact, wearing a protective mask is not enough. In the workplace, all kinds of risk situations must be avoided, so we will need other complementary individual protection equipment such as gloves or glasses to guarantee, depending on the cases, adequate protection. Likewise, the cleaning, hygiene and disinfection of the spaces and objects that are used is a priority, from the preventive point of view.

When we talk specifically about respiratory protection PPE, we can classify them into: protection products against gases, vapors and particles (reusable respiratory protection masks and respiratory assistance systems) and protection products against particles (disposable self-filtering respiratory protection masks for particles ). In this second case, which is the one that concerns us, we are talking about equipment that adheres to the UNE-EN 149:2001 + A1:2010 standard and can be of different types.

On the other hand, we can differentiate this type of mask according to whether they can be folded (in which the body of the mask can be folded flat) or if they are preformed (in which the mask has a preformed anatomical shape to fit the user face.

From the point of view of the barrier and according to the protection index, we can also classify the high-efficiency FFP masks into three large groups:

-FFP1: Filtration efficiency 78%, ambient concentrations up to 4 VLA (low efficiency).

-FFP2: Filtration efficiency 92%, ambient concentrations up to 12 VLA (medium efficiency).

-FFP3: Filtration efficiency 98%, ambient concentrations up to 50 VLA (high efficiency).