FFP2 masks

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FFP2 masks

Protective masks that guarantee 92% filtration of particles, up to 0.6 microns in diameter, with a maximum 8% internal leakage. Protects from non-toxic waste 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 larger number of units, to adapt to the use and needs of each person.

This product is similar to the 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. Single-use Non-Reusable Product. A maximum use of 8 hours or one work day is recommended.

This device is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with Regulation EU/2016/425. For the purposes of Directive 93/4 Regulation EU/2017/745, it is not considered a Medical Device (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 your ears until you are in a comfortable position.
  3. Adjust the external face of the mask to the structure of the face until it is well deployed and sealed.
  4. Adjust the nose clip with both hands until it fits firmly on your nose.
  5. Change the mask if it is wet, damaged or if you have breathing difficulties.

The effectiveness of protection will depend largely on proper handling and use.

Children's Surgical 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 Useful 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). Furthermore, it is very important not to reuse masks that are single-use, given that their effectiveness will be seriously impaired and can, in some senses, be counterproductive to our health, apart from the risks generated by believing that one is protected, when in reality it is not...

Excessively extending the recommended hours of use for a mask is something that entails certain dangers, apart from that false belief of being protected. The filters, which are essential for the purifying and barrier action of the mask, become clogged with use, and it is after these hours that they no longer function correctly and can allow potentially infectious and contagious particles to enter and exit.

And this is not the only risk! In fact, improper use of masks can lead to a wide variety of pathologies and infections. The droplets of saliva that we expel when speaking accumulate on the inside of the mask, wetting 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 common, as a result of improper use of masks, the appearance of mouth ulcers, the appearance of small wounds in the corners 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, there are already reusable masks, which we can wash comfortably and use again a specific number of times.

Equivalence table for FFP2 - KN95 Masks of the European Regulations with the rest of the accepted technical specifications of other countries

As shown in the table, masks that are duly certified and meet the indicated health standards function in a very similar way, according to the performance requirements established in the standards and confirmed during tests to evaluate the quality and functionality of the masks.

On this basis of comparison, it is reasonable to consider that the Chinese KN95, AS / NZ P2, Korea 1st Class and Japan DS masks are equivalent elements to the US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, to filter particles, droplets and splashes. , as well as for the prevention of the spread of viruses that may cause infection to third parties.

Type of PPE Masks

These types of masks are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), whose function is to protect us from exposure to contaminants through the respiratory tract. To be calm and be able to perform our job duties 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 appropriate 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 will face in their workplace, since not all respiratory protection masks that you can find on the market are valid for protection against depends. 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 must follow preventive measures in environments without proven direct contamination.

In fact, wearing a protective mask is not enough. In the workplace, we must avoid all types of risk situations, so we will need other complementary personal protective equipment such as gloves or glasses to guarantee, depending on the cases, adequate protection. Likewise, cleaning, hygiene and disinfection of the spaces and objects used is a priority, from a 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 we are dealing with, we are talking about equipment that complies with the UNE-EN 149:2001 + A1:2010 standard and can be of different types.

On the other hand, we can differentiate this type of masks 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 an anatomical preformed shape to fit the user face.

From the point of view of the barrier and taking into account the protection index, we can also classify highly effective 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 (half efficiency).

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