Masks for Adults at Farma2Go
Wide variety of protective masks for adults against pathogens and viruses. Guarantee protection by acquiring approved masks of the type you need. Depending on the situation, one type of mask or another will be useful and effective. Protect your health and that of the rest of the people around you with masks with different degrees of particle filtration, adapted for low health risk environments and scenarios, or for times when very high protection is necessary, to work with infected people or those who are at higher risk of complications from symptoms of the coronavirus or other infections.
Surgical Masks, FFP2, FFP3, KN95, Reusable or Hygienic for Adults , of different colors, designs and of course, in smaller packs for occasional use or large volume boxes for continuous and frequent use. It is very important to use masks of the appropriate size and measure, since the objective of these is to prevent our breath from spreading through the environment. For this, it is essential that the mask fits perfectly to our face, precisely fixing and adjusting the nose clip and the elastic bands to the ears, to avoid leaving gaps or loose spaces that allow the diffusion of our breath and breathing. After all, if we allow it to come out through other spaces, the mask loses all its functionality.
Not all adult masks have exactly the same measurements, which is why it is important that we adjust them properly with the elastic bands on the ears, shortening them if necessary to allow complete and total fixation to the surface and shapes of the face. Likewise, the nose clip must always be well adjusted to the nose, to prevent the mask from falling off when we move or speak. Remember to always wear your mask well adjusted and your size, doing the same with children, for whom children's masks must be used and never these adult masks, since they would be ineffective and cumbersome for the little ones.
Adult Mask Measurements
Adult masks have approximate measurements that all must comply with, in order to perform the work for which they have been prepared. Approximately, masks for people over 12 years of age (in adolescents, depending on their growth and development) should measure approximately 18 centimeters wide and another 18 centimeters high. With five centimeters on the upper and lower edges and with alternate folds of 1 and 2 centimeters in the central part, to allow adjustment to the anatomical shapes of the face.
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 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 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.
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.
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.