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Comparison of KN95 masks and medical surgical masks

Release time: 2021-04-29

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Comparison of KN95 masks and medical surgical masks

With the advent of the epidemic, masks have become an indispensable item in people's lives. Officials indicate that both KN95 masks and medical surgical masks can protect against the new coronavirus. So, what are the similarities and differences between these two masks?

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KN95 mask and medical surgical mask which effect is better

Relatively speaking, KN95 will be better. KN95 masks and medical surgical masks are the main masks used to prevent the new crown virus in people’s lives. Medical surgical masks can help isolate more than 80% of virus droplets; KN95 masks can help isolate more than 95% of virus and bacteria in the air, so you can know The protective effect of KN95 masks is better than that of medical surgical masks. In fact, the general population protection in life is actually enough to use surgical hospital masks. KN95 type masks can be reserved for medical staff to use to avoid waste of resources.

What is the difference between KN95 masks and medical surgical masks

Different standards

KN95 masks are made in accordance with my country's GB 2626-2006 "Respiratory Protective Equipment Self-priming Filter Type Anti-Particulate Respirator"; and medical shell masks are made in the pharmaceutical industry standard YY 0469-2011 "Technical Requirements for Medical Surgical Masks".

Different materials

KN95 masks are made of polypropylene, which is a polymer formed by the addition polymerization of propylene; while medical shell masks are mainly made of polypropylene, which is a non-woven material.

Applicable to different people

KN95 type masks began to be mainly applied to industrial masks to help isolate fine particles in the air, and can also be used as medical masks; while medical surgical masks are used as disposable masks worn by clinical medical staff during invasive operations. , Can cover the user's mouth, nose, etc.

Precautions for wearing KN95 masks

1. Wash your hands before wearing a KN95 mask. Avoid touching the inner side of the mask with your hands during wearing to reduce the possibility of contamination of the mask. 

2. When wearing a KN95 mask, it is necessary to distinguish the inside, outside, top and bottom of the mask. Generally, the printed side is the outside; one end of the metal strip/sponge strip is above the mask.

3. Do not squeeze the KN95 mask with your hands. If you squeeze the mask with your hands, so that the virus will soak through the mask with the droplets, there is still a chance of infection.

4. Make sure that the KN95 mask has a good fit with the face as much as possible. After putting on the mask, exhale forcefully so that air cannot leak from the edge of the mask.

5. KN95 masks cannot be cleaned, which will destroy the structure of the mask and reduce the defense effect.

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