Aliso Village PPE Supplies
Type and GRADE OF MASKS
Serving Aliso Village, our medical face masks come in 3 categories, Medical, Non-Medical, & Fashion. For Covid-19, we provide Medical and Non Medical masks in 2 Styles Folding & Conical Type Masks and Surgical or 3ply Masks
Medical and Non-Medical
Medical AND Non-medical
KN95 MASK & N95 FACE MASK Frequently asked questions
In April 2020, Kn95 masks were distributed world wide to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. Regulations GB2626-2006, GB262-2019, & GB19083-2010 govern their production
Healthcare professionals extensively use the KN95 respirators since they meet the FDA guidelines and international standards in the US. The KN95 face mask features a tight face fit to 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 due to how easy to put on. Its design also fits very well from the nose to the chin area preventing particles from bypassing the masks’ filter.
The KN95 masks provide 95% protection against all particles that are greater than 0.3 m in diameter. This means it is an effective filter against bacteria, viruses, pollution particles, fine particles, dust, smog, pollen, and reduces the risk of viral and bacteria infections
KN95 face masks are multi-layer masks, that usually feature 5-layer protection. The materials commonly used is hot air cotton, melt-blown nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric is hydrophobic, and is water and droplet-proof. In addition, the hot air cotton is soft and ensures slower air velocity.
Further layers ensure particle filtration and being hypoallergenic materials, are skin-friendly. Such a layered fabric design contributes to the mask’s particle filtering efficiency and generally superior design. Further enhancing this design, the KN95 is foldable and features a bendable nose bridge to ensure a tight fit.
As a preventive measure against COVID-19 the World Health Organization has recommended KN95s. From the evidence the WHO have given * KN95s masks are effective against virus transmission and infection. These masks are being used in Aliso Village by health care providers. And since it is believed that they protect us from at least 95% of all particles, bacteria, and viruses, their use will be pursued. However, the WHO states and emphasizes that there are currently NOT ENOUGH studies to evaluate the effectiveness of respiratory masks like the KN95 or N95 against the Corona virus in particular. However, they still advise that these masks should be worn as a part of the protective measure strategy in regards to infection transmission and the prevention of virus transmission among health care providers, patients, and citizens.
Both the N95 and KN95 masks are intended for to be used only once. This means that each new use would normally require a new mask. However, since there is a shortage of masks, the CDC has recommended reusing disposable masks as a crisis capacity strategy.Strategies for the extended use of masks for the N95 or KN95 are available at The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
One may reuse ones’s respiratory face mask according to NIOSH but only if stored properly and if only used by one person. It may also be used extensively for one day but then the mask must not be reused.
KN95 masks filter at 95%+ efficiency. This makes them just as good as the N95 and better than surgical masks and PM 2.5 masks at 60% efficiency. KN95 masks are very effective against airborne viruses, bacteria and particulates as proven by tests in accordance to international standards by regulators such as the FDA and CDC.
Studies however show that filter mask efficiency drops considerably after sterilization or extended use. The simple reason, KN95 & N95 face masks are designed for one-time use and should then be disposed of.That is why caution should be exercised when reusing or sterilizing respiratory masks.That is why the CDC suggests extended use only if the mask continued to fit and function well and is properly stored between use (if it’s being reused).
Follow these recommendations from the CDC for handling a decontaminated mask:
- Wash your hands with a 60% alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water before and after touching and adjusting the respiratory mask.
- Avoid touching the inside of ones’s mask.
- Wear clean non-sterile gloves when touching or adjusting your mask.
- Make sure one’s mask fit or structure has not been compromised in any way.
- Check to see if the mask components, the nose bridge,the straps, the material to see if mask efficiency, structure or fit has been compromised in any way.
- Discard a used face mask properly and never leave it exposed, where other people can touch it or reuse it.
Not every brand of KN95 mask is the same and because of the high demand for PPE it is quite likely some are counterfeit. How can one tell?
- The respiratory face mask is approved for use by children. No masks are approved by NIOSH for use by children.
- Attached to the face mask are decorative attachments or fabrics.
- On the box or packaging is an FDA logo. (The FDA does no authorize the use of their name or label on any face-mask packaging).
- KN95 Masks don’t have NIOSK logos or a TC number on them, only N95 masks made for the US market do.
- The filtering face piece respirator mask has no markings on it at all.
- There are straps instead of ear loops on the KN95. No KN95 has straps.
Here are some additional tips so you can test a KN95 mask isn’t fake:
Flammability: if a mask is KN95 certified when exposed to a flame it should melt but not ignite. Counterfeit KN95 masks which are made from cheap materials will ignite if exposed to a flame.
Permeability: A certified KN95 face mask should limit the airflow going in and out of the mask. Test this by trying to blow out the flame of a lighter or candle by blowing through the mask. With a certified KN95 face mask, one will not be able to blow out the flame no matter how hard you blow.
Liquid resistance: If a mask is KN95 certified, it will have a layer that will prevent the passage of fluid. You can test this by pouring water into the mask. If certified the KN95 mask will contain all the water without leaking, while a counterfeit mask will allow water through.
Fitting the KN95 properly do the following:
- Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly or an alcohol-based sanitizer before wearing the mask.
- Holding the inside of the KN95 mask face up, place the mask under the chin.
- Stretch the earloops over each ear.
- Using your hands position and adjust the mask on your nose. Mold the nosepiece to your nose by pushing downwards on each side of the nosepiece.
- For your * mask to be effective, you must always check the fit to see if it seals properly. With out changing the mask’s position, with both hands on the mask, exhale. If air leaks adjust it, pay particular attention around the nose piece.
“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.