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Serving Los Angeles City Center & surrounding area, we are a Manufacturer’s representative of personal protection equipment (PPE) supplies which includes disposable gloves, non-medical and medical respirator masks such as KN95 and N95 face masks, face shields, test kits and medical gowns. Our N95, KN95 and 3ply surgical masks are certified for medical and non-medical use as are our gloves which are made from natural rubber, vinyl or artificial rubber or a combination there of. Our ppe supplies protect health care and industrial workers as well as the general public against covid19. We also serve Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, Bunker Hill, Naud Junction, New Chinatown, Downtown, Aliso Village, Mission Junction, Taylor Junction, Angelino Heights

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Buy KN95 or N95 Masks? Here are 10 Questions To Ask Before Buying.

KN95 Respirator Face Masks: In many cases KN95 face masks are a better and more cost effective solution than a N95 Mask which traditionally has been the standard for medical professionals – some things you may wish to consider:

KN95 respirator face masks stop the penetration of particles greater than 0.3 m in diameter. This makes it efficient is stopping bacteria, viruses, pollution particles, fine particles, dust, smog, pollen, etc.

  • KN95 is that respirator masks are manufactured in accordance to the regulatory standards of China.
  • KN95 respirator masks have earloops, a bendable nose piece, a 3D foldable design & seal well to one’s face.
  • The KN95 features 5 layers of protection that do not cause any skin rashes or irritation.
  • Determined to be an effective measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by the WHO for the general public or medical professionals.
  • For continued use & reuse as currently advised by the WHO.

1. What Does KN95 Mean?

KN95 is the regulations for face masks certified in China. This standard governs how tight it seals to the face, its filtration effectiveness and minimum leakage. This certification regulates the terms of use in regard to non-oil particulates as well as Covid-19. The standards for KN95 certification are almost identical to that for US regulated N95 Masks. Both KN95 and N95 face masks provide the same protection, in alignment with international standards and certifications.

2. KN95 respirator face masks - what are they?

Skyscreen KN95 8861 Face Mask
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In April 2020, Kn95 respirator masks were made available world wide to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced under regulations GB2626-2006, GB262-2019, and GB19083-2010.

Since KN95s meet FDA guidelines they are extensively used by health-care workers in the US. The KN95 face mask features a tight face fit and thus create an airtight seal. What is unique about the KN95 is the fact that it uses an ear loop fastener, unlike N95 masks with head straps. Many favor the KN95 mask design as it is easy to put on. Its design also fits very well from the nose to the chin area stopping particles from bypassing the masks’ filter.

3. How Well Does A KN95 Mask Protect You?

The KN95 is your first defense against air borne particles including viruses and bacteria stopping 95% of all particles greater than 0.3m in diameter. Therefore not only will it stop fine particles such as dust and pollen, it also will reduce the risk of viral infections.

4.  What * Are KN95 Masks Made From?

Skyscreen KN95 8862 Face Mask
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Typically Kn95 masks have 5 layers of protection. The materials commonly used is nonwoven fabric, hot air cotton, & melt-blown fabric. The nonwoven fabric is hydrophobic, & is water & droplet-proof. Moreover, the hot air cotton is soft ensuring lower air velocity.

Additional hypo-allergenic layers are skin-friendly and deter further particle penetration. This type of multi-layered design contributes to a better mask design. Further enhancing this design, the KN95 is foldable and features a bendable nose bridge ensuring a tight fit.

 

 

5. How Long Is A KN95 Mask Effective?

Both the US N95 and Chinese KN95 masks are intended for one-time use (disposable design). This means that one cannot reuse the mask. However, since there is a shortage of masks, the CDC has recommended reusing disposable masks since we are in a crisis situation.Strategies for the extended use of masks for the N95 or KN95 can be found at The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

According to NIOSH, the N95 and KN95 can be reused if stored properly and if used by one person, and used for an extended period of time. Thus one may wear the same mask for a extended period of time in one day, after which the mask should be not be used due to repeated exposure and close contact.

6. Is a KN95 Mask Effective?

KN95 masks have a filter efficiency of 95%+ making them as good as N95 masks and better than PM 2.5 filter masks (60%) & surgical masks (95%) KN95 masks are very effective against airborne particles, viruses, and bacteria as proven by tests governed by regulators such as the FDA and CDC.

Studies however show that filter mask efficiency drops considerably after sterilization or extended use. This is simply because masks have been designed for one time use and should then be disposed of. Their extended use and reuse requires discretion and they can only be reused if stored properly and if it maintains its fit and function.

7. Regarding Covid-19 Does the WHO Recommend KN95 masks?

As a preventive measure against COVID-19 the WHO has recommended respiratory face masks. From the evidence the WHO have given it appears face masks are effective against virus transmission and infection. Health Care Professionals in Los Angeles City Center are using KN95 respiratory masks. The consensus is that these masks are 95% effective against particles, bacteria and viruses. Nevertheless the WHO indicates that not enough studies have been done to conclude conclusively that masks are effective against the CORON-19 virus. Nevertheless the WHO still advise that face masks be used to prevent COVID-19.

8. How To Handle KN95 Masks?

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These are the suggestions from the CDC for handling a decontaminated mask:

  • Using soap and water or a 60% alcohol based sanitiser clean your hands before and after touching or adjusting the respiratory mask.
  • Avoid touching the inside of your mask.
  • Wear clean non-sterile gloves when touching or adjusting the mask.
  • Look at the respiratory mask to ensure if its composition and fitting have been compromised.
  • It is important to ensure that the integrity of the mask structure fit and material has not been compromised.
  • Always make sure to discard a used respiratory mask properly and never leave it exposed, where other people can touch it or reuse it.
  • and after touching and adjusting the respiratory mask, one should clean ones hands with soap and water, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.|Wash your hands with soap and water or a 60% alcohol based sanitiser before and after touching and adjusting the respiratory mask.|Using soap and water or a 60% alcohol based sanitiser clean your hands before and after touching or adjusting the respiratory mask.}
  • Avoid touching the inside of your mask.
  • When touching and adjusting the mask, make sure to use a pair of clean (non-sterile) gloves.
  • Visually inspect the respiratory mask to ensure if its composition and fitting have been compromised.
  • Check to ensure if the mask components including the nose bridge, straps, and nose foam material did not degrade (this can compromise mask efficiency, fit, and seal).
  • Always make sure to discard a used respiratory mask properly and never leave it exposed, where other people can touch it or reuse it.

9. How To Spot Counterfeits?

Not every brand of KN95 mask is created equal and because of the high demand for PPE it is quite likely some are counterfeit. How can one tell?

  • The respirator mask is approved for children. No masks are approved by NIOSH for use by children.
  • Attached to the respirator are decorative attachments or fabrics.
  • There is an FDA logo on the box or packaging of the mask; FDA does NOT approve the use of their administration label on any respirator packaging,
  • A NIOSH logo or a TC number on a KN95 face-mask. (Only an American-market N95 mask will have a NIOSH logo).
  • The face mask has no markings on it .
  • There are straps instead of ear loops on the KN95. No KN95 has straps.

If you wish to ensure your face-mask is not fake you can do these additional tests:

Flammability: A certified KN95 mask will melt but not ignite. Counterfeit KN95 masks which are made from cheap materials will ignite when in contact with a flame.

Permeability: The ability to restrict airflow, one can test by using a lighter or candle. Try blowing through the mask to see if you can put out the flame. With a genuine KN95 mask this will be impossible.

Liquid Resistance: A Certified KN95 mask will have a layer that will prevent fluid to pass through. One can test this by pouring some water into the mask. If certified the KN95 mask will contain all the water without leaking, while a counterfeit mask will allow water through.

10. How Do I Ensure A Proper Fit With A KN95 Mask?

To properly fit a respiratory KN95 do this:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly or an alcohol type sanitizer before putting on the mask.
  2. Holding the inside of the respirator mask facing up, place the mask under the chin.
  3. Take the ear loops and stretch it over each ear.
  4. Pushing downwards and on each side of the nose piece, mold it to your nose with your hands.
  5. Always do a fit and seal check, by first placing both hands over the face mask. Make sure not to move or disturb the position of the mask. You can test whether the mask fits properly by exhaling. if air leaks, then make sure to adjust the mask again, particularly around the nose piece.

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Which is better a KN95 or N95 respirator?

“The KN95 is practically equivalent to a N95 in every aspect,” says Amin. “Customers seem to believe that the N95 is superior at blocking airborne particles, but the KN95 is just as good, if not better,” he insists. “Many N95 masks are also made in parts of China and Asia so the notion that all N95 are U.S. created is inaccurate as well.” Listed by FDA here are their approved KN95 Masks here Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/product-recommendations/lifestyle/n95-vs-kn95-masks-1044184/ See also https://ppe4wholesale.com/kn95-3ply-masks/ for wholesale purchases of our 3 Ply Surgical Mask and KN95 product line as well as the CDC (Center for Disease Control) KN95 test results for our KN95 manufacturer.

 

 

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