Naud Junction PPE Supplies
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Serving Naud Junction & area, our medical face masks come in 3 categories, Non-medical, Medical and Fashion. For Covid-19, we suggest Medical & Non-Medical masks in 2 Styles Folding Type Masks and Surgical 3ply Masks
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KN95 MASK & N95 FACE MASK FAQs
In April 2020, Kn95 respirator masks were distributed world wide to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Regulations GB2626-2006, GB262-2019, & GB19083-2010 govern their production
Healthcare workers rely on the KN95 face masks since they meet the FDA guidelines and international standards in the US. The KN95 respirator fits tightly around the face to create an airtight seal. This mask uses an earloop fastener, to distinguish it from 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 airborn particulates from bypassing the mask filter.
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. Thus the KN95 mask is an effective filter against bacteria, viruses, pollution particles, fine particles, dust, smog, pollen, and reduces the risk of viral and bacteria infections
Typically Kn95 masks have 5 layers of protection. The layers are typically high-quality, hot air cotton, melt-blown nonwoven fabric. Whereas the non woven material is hydrophobic and water and droplet proof, the hot air cotton is soft, which slows down air velocity.
Further layers facilitate particle filtration and being hypoallergenic materials, are skin-friendly. Such a layered fabric construction 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 ensuring an air-tight fit.
As a preventive measure against COVID-19 the WHO has recommended KN95s. From the evidence they have given * face masks are effective against virus transmission and infection. Health Care Professionals in Naud Junction are using KN95 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 they still advise that face masks be used to prevent COVID-19.
Both the US N95 and Chinese KN95 masks are manufactured and designed 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 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).
NIOSH states that N95 and KN95 masks * be reused if stored properly and if only used by one person. One may use a respiratory mask for an extended period for one day after which the mask should not be used.
KN95 masks have at least 95% filtration efficiency. Thus they are as good as N95s and better than surgical masks and PM 2.5 filter masks (having 60% +/- efficiency). Generally, these masks are very effective against airborne particles, viruses, and bacteria. Their effectiveness have been tested and proven through international regulations and regulatory standards of FDA, CDC, etc.
Studies however show that filter mask efficiency drops considerably after sterilization or extended use. The simple reason, filtering facepiece respirators are designed for one-time use and should then be disposed of.That is why discretion 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 by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) for handling a decontaminated mask:
- Using a 60% alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water wash your hands before and after touching or adjusting a respiratory mask.
- Avoid touching the inside of your mask.
- When touching & adjusting one’s mask, wear a pair of clean (non-sterile) gloves.
- Ensure your face-mask fit or structure has not been compromised in any way.
- Make sure to check if the mask components including the nose bridge, straps, and nose foam material did not degrade (this can compromise mask efficiency, quality of the fit, and seal).
- Discard a used face mask properly and never leave it where others can touch or use it.
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.
- Presence of decorative fabric or other decorative add-ons (e.g. sequins),
- 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 a TC number or NIOSK logos on them, only American-market N95s do.
- No markings on the filtering face piece respirator mask at all.
- KN95 masks have straps instead of ear loops.
Here are some further things one can do to know if a KN95 face-mask is genuine:
Flammability: A genuine KN95 will not burn if exposed to flame, whereas non-genuine masks made of cheaper materials will ignite.
Permeability: if a mask is KN95 certified, it restricts the airflow going in and out of the mask. Test this by trying to blow out a candle or a flame of a lighter by blowing through the mask. With a KN95 rated mask, one will not be able to blow out the flame no matter how hard you blow.
Liquid Resistance: A certified KN95 mask has a layer in it that will prevent fluid from passing through. To check this, simply pour water into the mask, a genuine KN95 will not allow any water to flow through.
To put the KN95 mask properly do this:
- Before touching your face mask, be sure to wash your hands. Use an alcohol type sanitizer or soap and water.
- Holding the inside of the KN95 mask facing up, place the mask under the chin.
- Stretch the earloops over each ear.
- Using your hands mold the nose piece to the shape of your nose.
- Always do a fit and seal check, by first placing both hands over the face mask. Make sure not to change or disturb the position of the mask. Test if the mask fits properly by exhaling; if air leaks, then make sure to adjust the mask again, particularly 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.